MARYLAND - Maryland State Police say they held a DUI checkpoint for Saint Patrick's Day yesterday.
Police say celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, eating and drinking, religious observances, and numerous parades, and as a result, there has been a noticeable increase of impaired driving incidents during this time.
On Saturday, March 15th, Maryland State Police in conjunction with allied law enforcement agencies in Worcester County reportedly conducted a sobriety checkpoint along westbound US Route 50 near Inlet Isle Lane in West Ocean City. The goal was reportedly to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.
Police say the sobriety checkpoint commenced at 1904 hrs and ended at 2025 hrs. During the sobriety checkpoint, authorities say 291 vehicles were checked and two drivers were evaluated for impairment. One of those drivers was reportedly arrested for driving while impaired.
Police say agencies involved in the sobriety checkpoint were the Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff's Department, Natural Resources Police, and the Berlin Police Department. State Highway Administration assisted with traffic control.
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