Maryland ceremony remembers victims of drunk driving
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s state leaders held the 16th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, to ensure that those lost in traffic accidents caused by drugged or drunk drivers are never forgotten.
During the event, Governor Larry Hogan was joined by the family and friends of dozens of victims, together they shared stories and remembered those who were lost. Hogan also honored several retired state police officers who dedicated their careers to drug recognition and alcohol enforcement.
“Too many Maryland families have been shattered and too many lives have been cut short, which is why we will never stop fighting to prevent more needless deaths from drunk or drugged driving,” Hogan said after the event.
Hogan mentioned Maryland’s efforts to crack down on Drunk or Drugged driving through the recently passed law, which increases penalties for those convicted of a first-time DUI or DWI.