On December 27, 2010, Baltimore Raven rookie Sergio Kindle, was arrested in Howard County, Maryland on suspicion of drunk driving. Kindle was ticketed for speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to obey traffic control devices. After his arrest, Kindle was released on $10,000 bond. Kindle has released a statement apologizing to the Ravens organization.
During the holiday season, law enforcement agencies typically have an increased presence on the highways of Maryland, particularly in areas frequented by bar patrons. This increased presence of law enforcement agencies means that Maryland drivers are more likely to encounter DUI road blocks and be subjected to questioning by a police officer.
This story highlights how damaging a DUI arrest can be to an individual's life and career. Being charged with a DUI or DWI can result in a potential criminal record, loss of employment, and possible incarceration.