PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - The Calvert County Sheriffs Office announced today that in an attempt to discourage impaired driving during the holiday season, they will be conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints at various locations throughout Calvert County. The effort is made possible by funding from Checkpoint Strikeforce. The program is a joint effort between the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to combat drunk driving.
DUI sobriety checkpoints are a tool used by law enforcement throughout Maryland where impaired driving has been prevalent or a significant contributing factor in serious and fatal injury vehicle crashes.
The purpose of these sobriety checkpoints is to aid deputies in identifying and removing impaired drivers from our roadways, wrote the Sheriffs Department. We believe that a substantial benefit will continue to be gained from the use of sobriety checkpoints. Increasing the impaired drivers perceived risk of detection may deter him or her from driving under the influence or while impaired by alcohol or drugs.