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Maryland woman enters into plea agreement for DUI charge

| Jan 30, 2013 | Drunk Driving

A 20-year-old woman was arrested on Oct. 9, 2012, in Conewago Township for drinking and driving. She has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge, driving with a suspended license and attempting to disarm a police officer. According to the terms of her plea agreement, she will spend three months in custody for driving on a suspended license with 10 additional days for DUI, with credit to time already served. She must pay nearly $100 in restitution and could receive additional fines. The plea agreement dropped multiple offenses against her, including felony assault. She will also be on probation for about three years.

Following complaints of unruly behavior at a property from local residents, law enforcement stopped her as she was leaving. She admitted that she did not have a driver’s license and refused to answer questions before officers attempted to remove her from the car. She did not comply with requests for blood-alcohol content level testing (BAC), but officers determined she could not safely operate her car, which led to the DUI charges. Her license had been suspended because of a prior refusal to submit to BAC testing.

When the officers took her to the hospital for BAC testing, she swore at them, kicked an officer, tried to move a mattress and exhibited unruly behavior. At the police station, she tried to take an officer’s gun.

Through a plea agreement, the woman’s criminal defense attorney successfully negotiated the dismissal of several charges against the defendant. Her lawyer has also succeeded in the reduction of other charges, which means she will serve less time in custody.

Source: The Evening Sun, “Woman sentenced for DUI, trying to disarm officer,” Travis Lau, Jan. 14, 2013