Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., convicted twice of alcohol-related offenses over the last two years, urged fellow lawmakers Wednesday to approve his bill requiring mandatory minimum sentences, similar to the one he is serving, for officials convicted of drunk driving.
Joshua Paul Antlitz, 29, of the 600 block of Law Street and the 500 block of Cider Press Loop in Joppa, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant in a case in which he was charged with driving while his license was suspended, driving with a suspended registration, failure to display his license and speeding.
Saying it was inspired by his own run-ins with alcohol and the law, Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. has introduced legislation that would require jail time and rehab for public officials convicted of drunken driving and would subject legislators to removal from office if they're jailed for any offense.
Former Ravens safety Ralph Staten was arrested Wednesday in George County, Miss., and charged with driving under the influence following a high-speed chase, according to a sheriff's department press release.
The owner of Bel Air's Half Pints Sports Pub & Grill was fined $4,000 and ordered to suspend its liquor sales for five days by the Harford County Liquor Control Board after he was found guilty in circuit court of getting into an accident while driving drunk.
A Bel Air man is accused of mowing down cluster mailboxes with his pickup truck in his own Bel Air South neighborhood on Saturday morning and with later hitting a nearby parked car, all while allegedly driving drunk, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office arrested four people for drinking and driving, or for having drugs, during a recent sobriety checkpoint at Route 152 near Stockton Road overnight between Saturday and Sunday.