A 31-year-old Maryland man was charged with DUI and drug possession while driving with his two children in the car. After pulling him over, police claim to have discovered $1,900 worth of marijuana. A mark on the accused man’s criminal record shows that he was convicted of a similar drug crime in 2011. The children involved in the incident were not harmed.
The incident took place in Glen Burnie at approximately 1:30 a.m. While driving along MD 648 in a white Ford pickup truck, the man allegedly came close to colliding with a police car. After reportedly witnessing other traffic violations, police pulled the man over outside of his home. When officers looked inside of the vehicle, they discovered that the man had been traveling with his two children. Police also found over three ounces of marijuana.
During the incident, a blood-alcohol test that was administered determined that the man was legally intoxicated. His children were placed in the care of their grandmother and the accused was taken into police custody. Among his various charges were driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. The Department of Social Services is set to investigate the incident further.
If the accused man wishes to fight his charges, a lawyer may be able to help him build a solid defense. Although a sobriety test indicated that he was intoxicated, both blood and breath tests have many known problems. Factors such as breath temperature and diet are known to produce false positives in a breath test. False results can also be shown in a blood test if the subject has high blood-sugar levels. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help someone accused of similar crimes to build a strong defense to fight to the charges.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Drunken driver had drugs and children in his car, police say“, Carrie Wells, October 20, 2013