In Maryland, the Anne Arundel County Police have announced that a man will be given DUI charges for his part in a deadly accident. A woman died in the crash, and she was from Mississippi. She was a passenger in the car, which was only involved in a single-vehicle accident.
According to the police, the vehicle was traveling down Solley Road, heading north, just before the accident. They say that, as it neared Chestnut Springs Lane, the car moved out of its own lane and went over the centerline. While it did not collide with vehicles in the other lane, it went off of the road, smashed into a sign and then slammed into a tree.
The intersection in question is located in Glen Burnie. The car was a 2005 Honda Civic.
Police have said that the two factors that they suspect were involved in the accident were the alcohol that the 29-year-old man had consumed before getting behind the wheel and the fact that he was speeding. The accident took place right around 2:30 a.m.
The woman, who was 21 years old at the time of the accident, did not make it to a hospital, but died from head injuries at the crash site. Reports show that the driver who is now being charged was not hurt in the crash.
Charges like this go beyond simple DUI charges that can spring up through a traffic stop, so it is crucial that all people who are facing such charges know exactly what rights they have and what they should do, legally speaking, as the case progresses.
Source: Anne Arundel Patch, “Woman Killed in Crash; Driver Charged with DUI” Deb Belt, Dec. 02, 2014