Calvert Sheriff Plans DUI Checkpoints Coming Weekend - Southern Maryland Headline News

Calvert Sheriff Plans DUI Checkpoints Coming Weekend

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Dec. 17, 2008)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office announced they will be conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints at various undisclosed locations throughout Calvert County this coming weekend. Police say the checkpoints are an attempt to discourage impaired driving.

"We believe that a substantial benefit will continue to be gained from the use of sobriety checkpoints," noted a sheriff's office press release. "Increasing the impaired driver's perceived risk of detection may deter him or her from driving while under the influence or while impaired by alcohol or drugs."

Funds for the checkpoint are being provided by Project Strikeforce, a regional initiative to "get impaired drivers off our roads using checkpoints and patrols when and where drunk driving is most likely to occur and, to educate the public about dangers and consequences of drunk driving."

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