Does This Maryland Highway Have A Danger Zone?

By Peter DePaolis

Two drunk driving accidents occurred in the same Maryland spot recently: on Route 222, where it meets Interstate 95 in Perryville.

Around 11 p.m., a woman leaving a nearby casino struck two vehicles. She has been charged with negligent driving, failure to control speed and driving under the influence. The other cars suffered minor damage, but luckily no one was injured.

Less than two hours later, another, more serious, accident sent two people to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, when Wesley Smith drove a Hyundai Sonata into the rear end of a Chrysler 300 in the exact same place.

Neither Smith nor his passenger were wearing seatbelts. Smith is listed in stable condition, while the passenger is listed in critical condition; the two people in the second car were taken to Harford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

moving carsSmith has a Delaware interlock restricted license, meaning his ignition is linked to a Breathalyzer to prevent him from driving drunk, but the Hyundai he was driving in this accident actually belonged to the passenger.

The investigation is continuing and charges will almost certainly be filed. Smith should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law—there is no excuse for this kind of ridiculous and dangerous behavior.

A Drunk Driver Hit Me in Maryland and I Need an Experienced Injury Attorney

Driving a car is not a right, it is a privilege, and one that far too many citizens take for granted. It only takes one stupid decision to utterly ruin your life, or worse, someone else’s.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, please contact our Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P. right away.

Did You Know? About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.