DUI charges exacerbated by woman’s flight from cops

| Jan 12, 2018 | Drunk Driving Charges

On New Year’s Eve, a 33-year-old Glen Burnie woman was arrested in Pasadena for reckless endangerment, driving under the influence (DUI), assault in the first degree and second-degree assault on police, as well as numerous other traffic charges.

Her troubles began around 7:45 p.m. on Mountain Road. That’s when an officer stopped her vehicle in the Rite Aid parking lot on suspicion of drunk driving. An alert had gone out saying that a potentially impaired driver was on the road in that vicinity.

The Anne Arundel County police officer made the traffic stop and asked her to get out of her car, noting that she “smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.” At that point, she quickly exited the Rite Aid lot and entered Edwin Raynor Boulevard.

Police officers gave chase, following her car on Country Grove. In the 8300 block, she turned around before “intentionally ramm[ing]” the Anne Arundel County policeman’s marked car as he attempted to get out of his vehicle. Still, the woman drove with the cops chasing her down on Edwin Raynor Boulevard. She finally stopped and was arrested near the junction of Obrecht Road and Jumpers Hole Road.

According to police, the injured officer was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He reportedly had injuries to the mouth and face that were considered not to be life-threatening.

While nobody wants to be arrested for DUI, the consequences of a conviction on those charges are far less serious than the repercussions a driver will face for fleeing and/or attempting to run into a police vehicle. In either case, knowledgeable legal representation may reduce the chances of conviction in court.

Source: Capital Gazette, “Woman charged with ramming police car, DUI after Pasadena chase,” Selene San Felice, Jan. 01, 2018

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