County lawmaker charged with drunken driving, other offenses
A Prince George’s County Council member has been charged with drunken driving.
Maryland State Police say council member Mel Franklin crashed a countyowned vehicle into a car at a red light on Nov. 21. Two people in the car he hit were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
Mr. Franklin later was charged with driving while impaired and driving under the influence of alcohol, among other offenses.
Police said he left the scene after the accident. When a trooper found him, he was about 70 yards away and walking back to the scene.
Mr. Franklin is a Democrat from Upper Marlboro who has served on the council since 2010.