Worcester County's St. Patrick's Weekend DUI Saturation Patrol stopped over 150 vehicles

BERLIN, Md. - On Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, 2017, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack, along with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department and Allied Agencies conducted a St. Patrick’s Weekend DUI Saturation Patrol.

The purpose of the enforcement initiative was to locate and stop drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs. 

Over the course of those two days, Troopers and Deputies stopped a total of 199 vehicles, issued 94 traffic citations, 125 warnings, issued 31 SEROs, made 9 DUI arrests, 2 Heroin arrests, and issued 2 civil citations for Marijuana possession. 

Troopers also investigated two alcohol related motor vehicle collisions. 

Troopers and Deputies were aided by the Maryland State Police Mobile Breath Testing DUI Truck, which helped speed up the arrest process for drivers arrested on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving. 

State Police always ask that motorists never drink and drive and always plan ahead to have a designated driver or utilize public transportation when consuming alcohol.  

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