News Release, Maryland State Police

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Troopers over the weekend made more than 3,800 traffic stops that led to dozens of impaired driving arrests and the recovery of multiple loaded handguns and drugs.

From Garrett County to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, troopers statewide arrested 59 impaired drivers between Friday, June 7 and Sunday, June 9, 2019. Two of the impaired drivers arrested were also charged with illegally being in possession of a firearm.A third loaded handgun was recovered from a traffic stop and the driver was also in possession of drugs.

Among the arrests made over the weekend include the following incidents:

  • In Frederick County a traffic stop led to a handgun recovered along with drugs. The drugs seized included 60 oxycodone pills, nine vials of crack cocaine, approximately 9 grams of heroin and two strips of suboxone.
  • In Anne Arundel County a traffic stop led to a drug seizure of 46 gel capsules of heroin. The heroin seized all together weighed approximately 12.5 grams.

In addition to the impaired driving arrests this past weekend, troopers throughout the state issued 2,774 citations, 2,631 warnings and 447 safety equipment repair orders. The Maryland State Police want to remind drivers that troopers will be working additional impaired driving patrols throughout the year.

The Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Department of Transportation’s campaign “Toward Zero Deaths.” These high visibility enforcement efforts reduce the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...