Just when you think you have heard it all, another story comes along that leaves one asking what were they thinking. A New York Criminal Lawyer has learned that a Maryland man was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning. While sadly that is nothing unusual, what makes this a little different is that the suspect backed his truck onto the hood of a police car.
The 26-year old man had reportedly been in an argument with someone at a local bar, when he decided to give chase to the person, he had been arguing with. That chase ended with the man’s truck having pushed the other person’s car into a utility pole. The story gets better. With the man’s judgment heavily impaired due to too much alcohol consumption, and having just been in an adrenaline inducing car chase, and then being involved in an accident, the man took it upon himself to place his vehicle into reverse and back up. The problem with this is that in so doing he backed onto the hood of an unmarked police car that had come upon the accident scene and had attempted to block the driver of the pickup by using his police cruiser as a barricade. The officer’s tactic worked overall, as the police vehicle did stop the truck from leaving the scene. It just was not exactly the way the officer had originally intended.
Luckily, the officer received only minor injuries and was treated and released from the local hospital soon after. The driver of the pickup, however, was not so luck. Although the man was not aware at the time of the presence of the police car beneath his truck, police were able to convince the man to exit his truck where he was then placed under arrest and charged with DWI, reckless driving, negligent driving, and two counts of second-degree assault.
After posting a $10,000 bond, the man was released later Sunday morning. This was most likely, after he had slept off his dreams of monster truck greatness.
If you have been charged with a DWI, it is important to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. Whether you are found guilty or innocent, a DWI charge can have a lasting impact on your life. If convicted, you could be facing jail time, probation, fines and community service.
The team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates have years of training and are ready to use their experience to assist you or your loved one work toward the best possible resolution to your legal problem.