State Police Crack Down on Public Park Visitors - Southern Maryland Headline News

State Police Crack Down on Public Park Visitors

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 23, 2008)—On Saturday four troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack and four officers from the Natural Resources Police combined efforts for a special traffic initiative between Ridge and Point Lookout State Park. The seven mile stretch is a two lane roadway with a 40 mile an hour speed zone. Within the Park, the speed zone is reduced to 20 miles per hour.

As a result of the enforcement action, sixty-four vehicles were stopped and cited as follows:

-- Speeding: 14 citations and 32 warnings;
-- Driving Without a License: 6 citations;
-- Driving Suspended and/or Revoked: 5 citations;
-- Suspended Registration: 4 citations and 2 warnings;
-- Seatbelt: 7 citations and 2 warnings;
-- Miscellaneous Violations: 5 citations and 13 warnings.

Members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office assisted on numerous traffic stops as Spanish speaking interpreters.

No alcohol violations were observed.

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