LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriffs Office announced today that they will conduct a Halloween weekend sobriety checkpoint Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. They will follow the checkpoint with saturated patrols.
The Sheriffs 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. This weekend was chosen to deter Halloween party-goers from drinking and driving.
We encourage people to designate a sober driver before they start to drink at parties this Halloween weekend, said Sheriff Frederick E. Davis. Our primary objective for this initiative is to deter drinking and driving and keep the roadways safe for our citizens.