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Howard police arrest 12 at Ellicott City DUI checkpoint

Howard County Police arrested 12 people over the weekend at a DUI sobriety checkpoint set up at the intersection of Route 40 westbound and Governors Run Way in Ellicott City. 

Of the 998 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, six drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, three were arrested for drug violations and three were arrested for driving on a suspended license.

The checkpoint, which opened on the evening of Friday, June 14, and closed in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 15, was operated by Howard Police and Maryland State Police, according to a news release.

Drivers that passed through the checkpoint were given an informational handout containing DUI facts and statistics, police said. 

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