Drunk driving is a problem in Maryland like it is in many other states. Each year, over 150 people die in Maryland traffic accidents involving drunk drivers. Legislators across the country are working to protect citizens on the roads from the devastating accidents caused when impaired drivers get behind the wheel.
As more states legalize or relax rules related to marijuana, drug-related car accidents may increase. That's why the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create universal rules to test for drugged driving. The board also asks that the NHTSA provide Maryland and other states with more insight into how it can combat drugged driving.
Two people in Maryland are facing drug charges after police raids and searches allegedly found drugs at their homes. The 35-year-old man from Hanover and the 44-year-old woman from Jessup were arrested on Oct. 4, by Anne Arundel County Police. In Jessup, the police allege that they found money and digital scales for packaging and weighing drugs in addition to controlled substances themselves.
In Maryland and all other states, the legal drinking age is 21. If you are living on a college campus or hang out with people older than you are, you may have been exposed to underage drinking on more than one occasion. Studies show that kids often take their first drinks of alcohol when they're as young as 12. Drinking underage can no doubt get you into a lot of trouble.
It isn't uncommon for college students in Maryland and throughout the country to engage in underage drinking. However, underage drinking may result in schools being named as defendants in lawsuits or in a loss of prestige. To reduce their liability, colleges may create a code of conduct that students must live up to. They must also create anti-drug and alcohol policies to comply with the Drug Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.
After a pleasant date, you may have wanted to express your enjoyment to the other person and perhaps arrange for a second date. Maybe you sent flowers, left a voice mail or sent a text expressing your gratitude for a lovely evening and your desire to get together again. If you got no reply, perhaps you stopped by the other person's house or job to say hello. The next thing you knew, the police were knocking on your door.
A routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 on the morning of Sept. 20 led to the discovery and seizure of almost 12 pounds of marijuana and 950 anti-anxiety pills according to the Maryland State Police. Reports indicate that a 26-year-old New York man was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the haul. He is said to be being held without bond at a Washington County detention facility on drug possession with the intent to distribute charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 17.