News Release, Prince George’s County Police Department
The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year.
In Maryland, sobriety checkpoints are legal. The law is clear that no statutory or constitutional violations occur when the inhabitants of a vehicle are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. Court cases have held that the State has a compelling interest in preventing drunk driving and these checkpoints have been found to serve that interest. ( External Link to MD Case concerning this)
Drive sober or get pulled over. The consequences are not worth the risk.
Sobriety Checkpoint announcements are provided as a courtesy from local police departments and are not required by Maryland Law.