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Category Archives: DUI

Maryland DUI Sentencing Guidelines Subject of Debate

Under Maryland state law, homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a first offense. A second offense carries a maximum of 10 years’ incarceration and a $10,000 fine. It’s important to note that these are maximum… Read More »

Alcohol Believed to be Factor in Fatal Highway 50 Accident

According to the Maryland State Police, alcohol was a likely factor in a recent fatal wrong-way collision on U.S. 50, close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The crash reportedly occurred just east of Bay Dale Drave shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, when a 2002 Hyundai Accent collided head-on with a 2002 Honda… Read More »

Former Bishop Must Serve Full Sentence for DUI Manslaughter

Former Episcopal bishop Heather Cook, who is serving a seven-year sentence after killing a bicyclist in a drunk driving accident in December 2014, was denied parole in a recent hearing. The ruling means she could have to serve the full term of her sentence. The 60-year-old defrocked bishop pled guilty to charges of driving while… Read More »

Maryland Court of Appeals Rules Even People Not Driving Can Have License Suspended after Refusing Breathalyzer

A recent ruling from the Maryland Court of Appeals states that drivers who refuse a blood alcohol content (BAC) test can still have their license suspended, even if they are not actually driving or even attempting to drive at the time of their interaction with police. Many motorists and activists have expressed their displeasure with… Read More »

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