By: Allan M. Siegel
The head of Prince George’s County Liquor Board has been charged
with Driving Under the Influence after a collision outside of MGM National
Harbor Casino. Several witnesses saw the chairman, Charles W. Caldwell,
III, strike two vehicles while he was attempting to leave the casino.
There is a video of the incident that shows Mr. Caldwell having trouble
walking after police arrived at the scene. He refused to take a breathalyzer
and failed the field sobriety test. At least two people were injured because
of the incident.
In contradiction to the video evidence as well as several witnesses’
accounts, Mr. Caldwell said after the fact that his unsteady footing was
because of his age and his doctor had advised him to use a cane. This
is a sad and disappointing example of how some people attempt to leverage
their power to escape responsibility for their actions.
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, our experienced attorneys
hold people accountable, and know what to do if you or a loved one have
been injured or seriously harmed in a
car accident caused by a drunk driver. Please
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