SILVER SPRING, Md. –
A Maryland state delegate who called for "DUI" license plates that would be issued to people convicted more than once of drunken driving has been charged with driving under the influence himself.
A Montgomery County police officer cited Herman Taylor Jr. after finding him sleeping with his SUV idling at a 7-Eleven on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring on May 1.
The officer saw Taylor pull into the parking lot, then rest his head on the back of his seat. The officer had to shake Taylor to wake him up, according to the arrest report. The officer also smelled alcohol.
A trial for Taylor, a Montgomery County Democrat, is scheduled for Oct. 24.