Maryland Transportation Authority police made several arrests during a checkpoint set up Friday night at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge which carries Route 40 over the Susquehanna River.
The MDTA planned a sobriety checkpoint on Route 40 at the bridge with the purpose of enforcing traffic safety and educating drivers about the penalties of drunk driving.
Although there were no arrests from the checkpoint, Sgt. Kirk Perez wrote in an e-mail that there were arrests from the saturation patrols assigned to the checkpoint.
In all, 503 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, there were two driving under the influence arrests, including one involving a juvenile, one traffic arrest and one warrant arrest, according to Perez.
MDTA police also made 62 traffic stops, issued 13 citations, 51 warnings and 11 safety equipment repair orders, he added.