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MD Man Charged For DUI After Hit and Run

A Berlin, MD man is being charged with DUI after crashing into an SUV and leaving the scene. Pedro Gallardo-Trinidad was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test and is being charged with DUI, hit and run, and other related charges. Witnesses of the crash helped police track Gallardo-Trinidad down.

Mother Charged for DUI After 2 Crashes With Kids in Car

A Tennessee woman has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after two hit and runs with three young children in her car. The woman, Janet Dorte Grace, was located by police after witnesses reported a drunk driver. Grace was found with liquor bottles throughout her car and her 8-year old child reportedly […]

MD Driver Arrested for Third DUI After 4 Hit-and-Run Crashes in Delaware

A Elkton, Md. man has been charged with his 3rd DUI offense after being pulled over in Newark after 4 hit-and-run crashes. The driver, Eric M. Zimmer, was allegedly driving without headlights and showing other obvious signs of impairment according to police. Once pulled over, with sparks shooting from one of his wheels, Zimmer had […]

Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity

By a Staff Writer Earlier this year, we covered the arrest and subsequent criminal charges filed by the Miami Beach Police Department against Justin Bieber. This past Wednesday, it seems that Bieber’s Miami DUI woes have come to a not unpleasant end, at least not for Mr. Bieber and his lawyers. As reported by The […]

Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer

May 14, 2014 A Georgia man who allegedly struck a police car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then offered the cop a beer has made national headlines this month. People are arrested every day across the country for DUI-related offenses, but Damon Tobias Exum, 37, is standing out from the crowd for […]

Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill that reduces the penalty for possession of less than 10 grams of the drug to a civil fine, much like a traffic ticket. Once the […]

Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Maryland lawmakers on Monday signed off on a number of historic and important pieces of legislation before adjourning for the year, including a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Washington Post reports that the General Assembly finalized a cache number of bills, including one that outlaws “revenge porn” and another that […]

Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Drivers

The consequences associated with driving an automobile after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are wide-reaching and, sometimes, even lethal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012 alone, over 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. According to WUSA9, one drunk driving-related crash that occurred last month in Waldorf, MD did […]

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Part 3: the One Leg Stand Test

This is the last installment in a series by Maryland DUI/DWI attorney Ed Tayter, explaining the types of voluntarily roadside Field Sobriety Tests police officers administer in Maryland. Visit Ed Tayter’s website here. In the past few weeks I have discussed the clues of impairment that a police officer will use to justify an arrest […]

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Part 2: the Walk and Turn Test

Maryland DUI attorney Ed Tayter contributed this blog post. In my last post, I discussed the first of three Standardized Field Sobriety tests that a police officer will ask a driver suspected of Driving Under the Influence, or Driving While Impaired to perform: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. In this post, I will discuss the […]

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