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Howard County police to hold sobriety checkpoint this weekend

Howard County police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location this weekend.

This is one of several checkpoints conducted throughout the year as part of an initiative to keep roads safe for residents and travelers, police said in a news release.

In 2013, Howard County police arrested 1,165 individuals for driving under the influence.

In addition, 27 percent of fatal collisions in the county last year were alcohol-related, according to the release.

There were three arrests made in April when police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on southbound Route 1 between Howard Street and Gorman Road. Two of those individuals were driving under the influence, and one was driving on a revoked license, according to police.

Police said the checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers.

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