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Sobriety Checkpoint nabs two

May 25th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland City Police and Maryland Department of Transportation conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday evening, May 24, 2019.  The operation was conducted between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on US Route 40 alternate in Eckhart Mines. 


The checkpoint was manned by 7 State Troopers, 2 Allegany County Sheriff’s Deputies, 2 Cumberland City Police Officers and 3 members of the Maryland Department of Transportation.  304 vehicles were checked during the effort.  The operation led to the arrest of 2 drivers for driving while impaired by alcohol. 


All agencies would like to thank the community in the effort to reduce impaired drivers on the roadways.  Highway safety begins with the decision to drive sober, well rested and with no distractions.

Citizens are reminded and encouraged to report any suspected crimes or illicit drug activity to the Allegany & Mineral County Crime-solvers at 301-722-4300 or on the web at  You do not have to give your name and tips always remain anonymous.  Rewards are available up to $1,500 in cash.  All information is welcomed and appreciated in the fight against drugs and crime. 

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