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Maryland State Police arrest woman twice for DUI In less than 20 minutes

MGN Online

Maryland State Police arrested and charged a Baltimore City woman twice for DUI in less than 20 minutes.

Stephanie Ringgold, 33, was arrested and charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se and several other traffic charges related to the traffic stops.

During the first traffic stop, Ringgold also had a 4-year-old, a 6-month-old and another adult passenger in the vehicle, which led to DUI while transporting a minor and DUI per se while transporting a minor.

Ringgold was first pulled over after police said a trooper on patrol observed a gray Dodge Charger exceeding the posted speed limit and passing a vehicle on the shoulder in the area of Route 40 at Berk Lane in Rosedale. After stopping the vehicle, the trooper observed signs of impairment as he made contact with Ringgold.

She was arrested and taken to the Baltimore County Police Department, Essex Precinct, where she was processed and released to a sober driver.

Less than 20 minutes later, the same trooper who arrested Ringgold was back on patrol when he observed her arrive back at her vehicle and get in the driver’s seat and drive away.

The trooper then initiated another traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested her again after telling her she was not allowed to drive for 12 hours. She was transported to the Baltimore County Police Department, Towson Precinct, where she was proceeded and later released to a sober driver a second time.

Having just advised Ringgold she was not allowed to drive for 12 hours, he initiated another traffic stop on the vehicle and again, observed signs of impairment. Ringgold was subsequently arrested a second time, transported to the Baltimore County Police Department, Towson Precinct, where she was again processed and later released to a sober driver.

Following her second arrest, Ringgold was again charged with DWI, DUI, DUI per se and driving a motor vehicle within 12 hours after a DUI arrest.

A court date for Ringgold has not been set.

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