PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 23, 2010)—Maryland State Police personnel from the Prince Frederick Barrack conducted several initiatives on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, in support of statewide efforts to reduce the prevalence of impaired and aggressive driving. The enforcement efforts took place during routine, or overtime patrols using grant funds supplied by the Maryland State Highway Administration's Highway Safety Office.
Following is a summary of the arrests and citations issued during the exercise:
-- 2 Driving Under the Influence Arrests;
-- 4 Civil Citations for Under Age Alcohol Violations;
-- 16 citations - of which 8 were for speeding;
-- 38 warnings of which 21 were for speeding; and
-- 2 Criminal Arrests (warrant/summons).
The Prince Frederick Barrack is participating in the 2010 Law Enforcement Challenge Campaign, and will continue to direct law enforcement efforts to increase motorists' safety throughout the calendar year. Specific enforcement and public awareness initiatives will be implemented to increase the correct use of seat belts and prevent speeding and drunk driving on Calvert County roadways.