Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Washington Post: Montgomery County Delegate Had DUI Arrest

The Washington Post reports that Maryland State Delegate Tom Hucker, a candidate for Montgomery County Council, had a prior 2009 arrest for DUI.

An arrest record shows that D.C. police responded to a crash on the 3600 block of 16th street NW, according to the Post.  A breath test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.09%, above the 0.08% legal limit.  Hucker was charged with driving under the influence and operating a vehicle while impaired.  No injuries from the accident were noted in the police report.  Hucker was sentenced to attend a series of weekend classes on alcohol awareness.

The incident does not appear to have been widely reported by the press previously and did not appear to be a factor in Hucker's 2010 election to the House of Delegates.  While in the state legislature, Delegate Hucker's record included supporting statewide speed cameras in 2009 and opposing the repeal of speed cameras in 2014.  Hucker is now running for the District 5 council seat which includes Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Burtonsville.