Sobriety Checkpoint And Roving Patrols Slated For Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

Sobriety Checkpoint And Roving Patrols Slated For Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will follow the checkpoint with saturated patrols.

The Sheriff’s Office is not disclosing the locations of the checkpoints or the roving patrol areas. Signs on the roadway will advise motorists as they approach the checkpoint. Officers will check all vehicles that pass through the checkpoints and drivers who are found to be intoxicated will be arrested. Delays for motorists are expected to be minimal.

“We also encourage people to designate a sober driver before they start to drink and to make sure no one gets behind the wheel impaired,” said Sheriff Frederick E. Davis. “Impaired driving is not an accident and it is not a victimless crime. It is one of America’s deadliest problems and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is committed to preventing drinking and driving and related crashes through these aggressive safety initiatives.”

A similar checkpoint and roving patrol initiative was conducted Sept. 22 and resulted in one DWI arrest, one arrest for driving on a suspended license and numerous other traffic citations. One-thousand-one-hundred vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

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