A man from Ocean City has been charged with a DUI, according to the Maryland State Police Department. Police say that he was behind the wheel of his truck, driving through Berlin, when he was involved in an accident. The responding officers discovered that he was intoxicated when he attempted to do the field sobriety tests and he could not complete them.
The accident apparently happened around 3:30 in the morning. The 33-year-old man was out on Route 90, heading west, and he was driving a Chevy pickup. He left Route 90 at the ramp that leads to Route 589. However, as he attempted to make the maneuver, he apparently lost control of his truck.
The truck smashed into a sign for an area casino, located in Ocean Downs. After hitting the sign, it left the roadway and slammed into some nearby trees, flipping the vehicle up onto its side. It was still in that position when the police got there.
Police asked the man if he wanted to get medical treatment, but he refused to accept it. After that, they administered the field sobriety tests, which he failed. The police decided to bring the man to the MSP Berlin Barrack, and they tried to get him to take a Breathalyzer, but he wouldn’t do it.
When accused of a DUI, it is important for people to know what rights they have and what they are legally allowed to do, such as whether or not they have to take a breath test. Anyone who has been charged should look into these legal rights before the case goes to court.
Source: WBOC, “Ocean City Man Charged with DUI After Crash” Jul. 29, 2014