Liberty Road patrol nets 17 arrests Police issue 4,000 tickets


Baltimore County police announced yesterday that during a 10-week intensified patrol of Liberty Road they made 17 drunken-driving arrests and issued more than 4,000 traffic tickets.

Forty county police officers, working with the Motor Vehicle Administration on one of the county's most dangerous stretches of highway, also cited 180 motorists for driving on suspended or revoked licenses.

During the project, which began June 28 and increased the visibility of patrols in the Liberty Road corridor, armed robberies also declined in the area by 59 percent over the same period the previous year.

The enforcement effort, funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, also produced 655 tickets for speeding and 1,657 tickets for driving without a seat belt.

About 250 tags and 56 driver's licenses were also seized, police said.

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