Attorneys get into trouble, too

A 33-year-old Baltimore lawyer was recently busted for drug charges after speeding in his silver Honda Accord and getting pulled over. As Edward Marshall reports for The Journal, the man refused several times to obey the instructions of law enforcement: he told officers that he didn’t need to provide proof of insurance, he refused to get out of the car, he tried to close the car door after he got out.

But after he laid a hand on the officer’s shoulder in his attempt to close the door, the officer grabbed his arm, brought him around to the back of the car, and cuffed him.

The police then searched the vehicle and found drugs and drug paraphernalia, including marijuana, evidence of crack cocaine, and other controlled substances. The discovery led to possession and distribution charges, along with obstructing an officer and possessing a deadly weapon (he had a wooden club and metal object under the seat).

The man is said to have posted bail and was released, scheduled for a court appearance that he has now failed to show up for.