DWI HIT PARADE DUI driver Jared Herbert needed scales to weigh out his pot

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DWI HIT PARADE DUI driver Jared Herbert needed scales to weigh out his pot

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UPDATE: 

Jared Wells Herbert pleaded guilty on June 5, 2018, to possession of more than 10 grams of pot and in a plea deal with Anne Arundel States Attorney Wes Adams received a verdict of Probation Before Judgement, with no fine and no time. Herbert also pleaded guilty to negligent driving in a plea deal arranged by his attorney, Peter Sean O’Neill, of Glen Burnie, Md. The DUI charge was dropped by States Attorney Adams.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – What does a DUI driver become impaired on first? The pot or the booze? It doesn’t make any difference when that driver kills someone and soon an Anne Arundel County District Court Judge will have to take a look at the long and extensive driving record of this driver and decide if his reckless disregard for others on Maryland highways will one day end someone’s life.

Maryland State Police at the Annapolis Barrack reports that on March 14, 2018, Trooper First Class T. Holson conducted a traffic stop on a black 2014 Lexus in the area of Solomon’s Island Road and West Street for displaying an expired vehicle registration plate.

The driver was identified as Jared Wells Herbert, 40, of 304 Love Point Ave., Stevensville, Maryland. Upon contact with Herbert, Trooper First Class Holson detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, as well as the odor of marijuana. Herbert was subsequently placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. A probable cause vehicle search revealed 42.7 grams of marijuana, two (2) glass smoking devices and one (1) digital scale.

Herbert was transported to the Annapolis Barrack for processing. Herbert was charged with possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams, three (3) counts of possession of CDS paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol, and numerous other traffic charges related to the expired vehicle registration.

Herbert was transported to the Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner’s Office where he was released on his own personal recognizance.

In spite of a possibly thriving business in weed, Herbert has filed to have a free taxpayer-provided attorney from the Public Defender’s Office.

With a long trail of tickets for driving while suspended, driving off of the roadway to pass other vehicles, speeding and failing to provide a driver’s permit to an officer on demand – Herbert acts as a training aid to several police departments – almost all the time driving the Lexus.

Herbert will appear for trial in District Court on June 5, 2018, in Annapolis. There is a very good chance he will drive to the hearing. Maybe he will have a permit to drive.

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