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Sobriety Checkpoints Leads To Two DUI, One Drug Arrest

September 1st, 2018 by WCBC Radio

On August 31st Allegany County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 51 in the area of Blue Valley Road. The purpose of the checkpoint was to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the roads. The checkpoint is part of the agency’s traffic safety initiative to keep county roads safe for residents and travelers.

During the checkpoint deputies made contact with the operators of 254 vehicles and checked each vehicle for violations including driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to use seat belts, failure to use child safety seats, and handheld cellular devices.  As a result of the checkpoint deputies made two (2) DUI arrests and one CDS arrest seizing 35.8 grams of marijuana.

 The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office conducts several checkpoints throughout the year, in addition to utilizing special enforcement details specifically targeting drunken, drugged, and distracted drivers.

 Checkpoints conducted by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office are part of Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and are funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

 Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for Maryland residents. Police urge drivers to always drive sober, obey the speed limit, wear a seat belt, and eliminate distractions.

 If you see a drunken or distracted driver on the road, please call 911. You might just save a life.

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