Woman Faces Multiple Charges In DUI Death Of Infant Son
When a mother kills their child—even accidentally—law enforcement takes it seriously. This is especially true in a situation that could have been prevented, such as a DUI.
A Maryland woman is facing multiple criminal charges after driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and with a suspended license. Her 9-month-old son was not secured in the vehicle when she crashed, killing him. She has since been arrested and is being held without bond.
The incident happened on the morning of April 4, 2021. The 30-year-old woman from Severn was driving a Ford Explorer on Route 295, south of Route 100, when she lost control. She approached a Honda Crosstour and the driver tried to get out of the way. However, the woman veered across the northbound lanes and hit the Honda.
The woman’s Explorer continued on. She hit a median and passed through a guardrail. She then hit several trees before the vehicle stopped at the bottom of a hill and flipped onto its side.
The woman was injured and taken to University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Her son died at the accident scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a 45-year-old man, was not injured.
The woman was arrested in late May after she was indicted by a grand jury. The Maryland State Police Crash Team conducted a detailed investigation and came back with multiple charges. The woman has been charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death, second-degree child abuse, criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter, two counts of negligent vehicular homicide, neglect of a minor, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol while transporting a minor, driving with a suspended license, and driving on the highway without a license. The woman is currently at Anne Arundel County Detention Center, where she is being held without bond.
Dangers of DUI
Drinking and driving is a crime that comes with numerous consequences. One of the biggest ones is that it can cause death. Many people have been killed by drunk drivers.
A person who survives a DUI crash may suffer from various injuries. They may suffer from bruises, broken bones, head trauma, and even more substantial injuries such as paralysis, disfigurement, scarring, and brain damage.
Injuries are not the only thing a drunk driver has to worry about. A person convicted of a DUI can face various consequences such as:
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Vehicle impoundment
- Ignition interlock device
- Mandatory alcohol abuse treatment programs
Contact a Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Drinking and driving happens much more often than it should. It is a dangerous activity that can cause severe accidents and death.
A DUI comes with serious consequences. A Columbia DUI & traffic offenses lawyer from The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. There’s a lot at stake, but our talented legal team can help. Fill out the online form or call (410) 774-5987 to schedule a free consultation. We have two offices to serve you.