The Charles County Sheriff's Office and the La Plata Town Police Department joined forces May 25 from 8-10 p.m. to conduct a seatbelt checkpoint on Washington Avenue near Shining Willow Way in La Plata.
Five Charles County Sheriff's officers and three La Plata Town Police officers checked the occupants of vehicles traveling northbound and southbound on Washington Avenue. The Sheriff's Office issued seven citations.
The seatbelt check point is one of many that are conducted as part of the Chiefs' Challenge seatbelt safety awareness campaign. For information about the seatbelt laws in Maryland, including child safety seat laws, call PFC Robert Padgett at 301-932-3052.