One of the ways that a driver can be arrested for driving under the influence is by first getting into an accident. Needless to say, that type of an arrest — and perhaps the resulting charges — can be compounded by the fact of a driver getting into an accident with a police car. In this one particular instance, however, the collision with the police car took place after the Maryland driver had already been stopped and pulled over by law enforcement officers on a suspicion of DUI.
The 36-year-old Cambridge resident will be facing a variety of charges and traffic citations stemming from the events taking place prior to his arrest. According to the arresting officers, the driver allegedly fled from the initial traffic stop in his vehicle while the officers were still gathering information on him. The officers reported that they took off after him in pursuit at speeds that they claim were at times over 100 mph.
The vehicular portion of the chase came to a conclusion when the man turned onto a one-way street going the wrong way and crashed head-on into a sheriff’s office vehicle. The police allege that the man then fled the scene of the crash on foot until he was eventually caught by the officers in pursuit. Both he and the deputy who was in the vehicle he crashed into were taken to a hospital where they were treated and later released.
After his release from the hospital, the driver was taken to a county detention center where he was processed and later released. Among the charges filed are DUI, reckless driving, and fleeing and eluding police. Because of the number and types of charges filed against the Maryland man, he will require a vigorous and compelling defense. It may also be beneficial to the accused to give consideration to a plea agreement as a means of lessening some or all of the charges filed against him.
Source: Source: myeasternshoremd.com, “Cambridge man leads police on chase,” Aug. 9, 2013
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