While getting charged with a DUI is never a good thing, perhaps where you get charged with one can make a big difference. According to a new study by WalletHub.com, Maryland has the second most lenient penalties for DUI in the country. The most lenient state when it comes to DUIs is South Dakota.
The WalletHub study reports that Maryland also ranked 32nd when it came to DUI prevention rate. Washington D.C. was ranked 50th for weak DUI penalties. Virginia, though, was certainly not at the bottom of any list when it comes to strict penalties for DUIs -- it ranked eighth for harshest penalties and 13th for their DUI prevention rate.