Maryland State Troopers announce positive results from Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police reportedly had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe.

Officials say that from September 1-6, troopers statewide made around 9,218 traffic stops, issued 6,221 citations, and 5,777 warnings. There were also apparently 119 drunk driving arrests and 1,029 repair orders issued for defective vehicle equipment.

In support of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, S.P.I.D.R.E., a full-time drunk driving enforcement team, was out this weekend from September 1-3 in Montgomery County where drunk drivers and drunk driving related crashes are known to be prevalent.

The team reportedly arrested 10 impaired drivers and issued more than 75 citations, and one of the drivers arrested was a repeat offender.

The traffic enforcement efforts of the Maryland State Police apparently led to criminal violations as well. Troopers reportedly made 64 arrests and an additional 75 wanted people were arrested on outstanding criminal warrants.

Officials also say that troopers assigned to the Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore regions worked the “Operation SHOWBOAT” initiative and inundated the Route 50 corridor from the Chesapeake Bay to Ocean City.  The operation successfully contributed to highway safety this weekend, and during these initiatives there were no fatal or serious crashes reported.

The Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Department of Transportation’s campaign “Toward Zero Deaths.” These high visibility enforcement efforts reportedly reduce the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads.

Troopers will apparently continue these initiatives throughout the year.

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