From the York Daily Record comes a story of a father and son arrested for DUI not just on the same night, but at the same time.
According to details from the Daily Record, a state trooper stopped a Pennsylvania man. While the officer questioned the driver, the driver’s son appeared on the scene to check up on his father. As a result, the trooper arrested both the father and son on drunk driving charges.
The law enforcement departments of every state take drunk driving seriously. From a law enforcement standpoint, DUI arrests give the perception of cracking down on DUI, which makes good headlines and good political sense. Unfortunately, in the rush to come down hard on DUI drivers, the police can sometimes push the envelope of legal investigative and arrest powers. While the police are winning political points, they may also violate the rights of ordinary citizens.
For those faced with a hastily leveled DUI charge in Maryland, the long and often frustrating experience of working through the courts can be intimidating. If you have any questions about the processing of drunken driving cases by the police, please contact the law offices of Meng & Alpert, LLC at 866-444-6363.
In addition to over three decades of experience as skilled criminal defense lawyers in Maryland, the Meng & Alpert team includes Andrew Alpert, a former prosecutor with extensive training in Maryland DUI/DWI cases. As a DUI defender, he brings over 15 years of professional insight to bear on the issues surrounding DUI. Call today for a free case evaluation.