When someone is involved in an accident, one of the first things that Maryland police will consider is whether the driver has been drinking and driving. Employing a field sobriety test can offer the police a possible insight into the state of mind of the driver. However, it is very important to remember that field sobriety tests are not always conclusive and do not necessarily result in a DUI conviction.
Other evidence that police officers can attempt to collect are results from breath tests and blood tests. Again, while such tests can give the police authority for making a DUI arrest, these tests are not foolproof and the results can be defended against in order to reduce or even win an acquittal of DUI charges.
As a result, it is important for anyone in Maryland to remember to not get discouraged when facing DUI charges, even those in which it appears that the evidence is against them. DUI charges can be defended against, and it is not the best strategy to give up and simply go along with whatever the prosecutor proposes.
Hopefully, this will not happen to a woman was arrested on DUI and property damage charges after she sideswiped a police cruiser that was parked on the side of a road. The accident happened in the early morning hours, at a time when many drivers are tired from a long day, and may become disoriented.
In any event, she submitted to a breath test which revealed a blood alcohol content above the legal limit for driving. She was arrested and was being held in jail.
These facts do certainly seem to be against this woman, and the consequences she faces can be quite serious unless she presents a strong defense against the charges she faces.
Source: winknews.com, “Englewood woman allegedly smashes cruiser while DUI,” July 16, 2012