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Maryland State Police increasing patrols

December 24th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State Police beginning increasing patrols through Christmas as millions of Marylanders are expected to hit the highways. State troopers from all 23 barracks will focus on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, a specialized unit of trained troopers who are focused on identifying impaired drivers and aims to reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities in  Cumberland Barrack, along with the Western Troop will be conducting high visibility enforcement on major roadways including I-68.

The initiative includes partnering with allied law enforcement and other state agencies to both enforce the law and offer outreach to the community through social media and electronic billboards.