(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Enforcement efforts throughout the Independence Day weekend led to the arrests of almost 100 people who are suspected of driving under the influence.
From Friday, July 1st, through Monday, July 4th, police arrested 95 impaired drivers during regular road patrols throughout the state and a joint DUI saturation patrol focused on Route 50. The full-time drunk driving enforcement team of troopers known as the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort, or S.P.I.D.R.E. team, funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office also worked on the initiative.
Troopers worked saturation patrols on I-695 in Baltimore County, I-70 in Howard County, and I-495 in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. In total, police issued 1,396 citations and warnings in these four counties during the initiative.
Maryland State Police, with the assistance of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, worked a joint DUI saturation patrol on Route 50 in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties. Together, they issued an additional 852 citations and warnings and arrested 14 suspected impaired drivers.