Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Judge He Faced in ’98

A man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and hitting the car of a retired Maryland judge who acquitted him of the same offense in 1998. The suspect, 45, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to face eight charges filed by the victims retired Montgomery County District Judge Edwin Collier, 86, and his wife Ellen Collier, 82, which happened last August. Both were injured during the crash.

Collier was the presiding judge over the suspect’s case in 1998. It was said that during that time, the suspect’s car was found by a police officer idling in a parking lot. He was given a sobriety test and the results showed that he was not fit to drive and was charged with drunk driving. The suspect pleaded guilty on all charges but Collier spared him jail time.