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State Police stopped more than 9,500 vehicles over Memorial Day weekend, focusing on drivers that were impaired, distracted, speeding or not wearing seat belts.Troopers beefed up enforcement during the holiday weekend, issuing 6,843 traffic citations, 4,764 warnings, and arresting 99 for impaired driving. Twenty-eight others were arrested for various drug offenses and 72 were arrested for various criminal violations.

Among those headed east to Ocean City, along Route 50 in Anne Arundel County, Route 301 in Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, and Route 13 in Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties, troopers issued 691 speeding citations, and 91 additional citations for other violations, including seat belt and cell phone infractions. Two were arrested for driving while impaired.

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Troopers patrolling Interstate 95 wrote 125 citations for speeding, 29 for talking on their cell phones, 10 for texting, 41 seat belt citations, and 148 for other violations.

State police responded to one traffic-related fatality in the Berlin area over the weekend, and more than 100 crashes statewide, said state police spokesman Marc Black.

Police said more high visibility enforcement efforts will continue throughout the summer to reduce crashes, and as part of Maryland Highway Safety Office's 'Move Toward Zero Deaths' campaign.

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