If you’ve had a drink or two, getting behind the wheel of a car may not seem like a big deal. Maybe you’ve done it before without any troubles, or you know you only need to drive a few blocks to reach your destination. However, in Maryland, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk driving. An arrest can occur for almost any amount of intoxication, and penalties for a DUI conviction often include steep fines and jail time.
In Great Mills, a woman has been arrested for her third charge of drunk driving. The most recent arrest occurred after the woman allegedly struck an unoccupied vehicle while driving her minivan. Another person witnessed the accident and followed the minivan, notifying police in the area of the accident. The driver of the minivan retreated from police and entered a home near the original accident. An officer was able to locate the driver, who subsequently failed a field sobriety test. The officer also noted the driver appeared visibly intoxicated.