A woman from Annapolis was recently arrested in Pennsylvania after reportedly crashing her vehicle into a utility pole while intoxicated. She was charged with driving under the influence, driving while serving a DUI suspension, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The 36-year-old woman had pulled out of a construction site directly into moving traffic, apparently not realizing (or not being able to realize) the way was not clear. She struck another vehicle, then jumped a nearby curb and hit the guide wire for the utility pole.

Defending yourself against DUI charges

If you’ve been charged with DUI, you should know that there are a number of strategies you and your attorney may take to defend against the charges levied against you. For one, law enforcement officers may not have had good reason to pull you over in the first place, and could have used illegal means to search your vehicle and seize your property.

It is also common to challenge the results of field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests, which are often inaccurate due to poor officer training and equipment failures. While you should always cooperate with the requests of law enforcement officers, it’s also important to understand that the processes they use to determine if someone is intoxicated are imperfect.

To learn more about your legal options when you have been accused of DUI or DWI in Maryland, be sure to speak with a dedicated drunk driving defense attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. in La Plata.