xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Drunk driving checkpoints

With St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, police around the region are stepping up patrols and drunk driving checkpoints. Over the weekend, police in Anne Arundel County conducted their 77th and 78th "Checkpoint Strike Force" exercises and made arrests for impaired driving.

Police said that on Friday, they stopped 546 drivers between 10:15 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Ritchie Highway near Arundel Beach Road. Two arrests were made. On Saturday, they stopped 310 drivers between 12:25 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on the southbound lanes of Ritchie Highway near McKinsey Road. Three arrests were made.

Advertisement

In all the checkpoints Anne Arundel County police have set up, they have briefly stopped 68,528 cars, made 379 arrests for driving under the influence and 103 arrests for other drug offenses. Last summer, I spent time with Anne Arundel County police at a sobriety checkpoint and on patrol for impaired drivers. Here's the video.

This week, Howard County Police announced a checkpoint of their own:

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement