LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 27, 2016)—An early morning sobriety checkpoint, conducted in Charlotte Hall by the state police, resulted in no arrests. One civil citation for marijuana was issued.
The operation was conducted early this morning from midnight until 2:14 a.m. by 13 troopers from the Leonardtown barrack and 2 sheriff's deputies. The location was on MD Rt. 5 south of Mohawk Drive, Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County.
A total of 450 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of the 450 vehicles, six drivers were pulled to the testing area for sobriety testing and one probable cause search was conducted.
Twelve vehicles were also stopped for traffic violations in the Charlotte Hall area, away from the checkpoint location. Of those 12 vehicles, five operators were placed through sobriety testing and one probable cause search was also conducted. One person was issued a civil citation for possessing marijuana less than 10 grams.
Police say the checkpoint focused on the Charlotte Hall area since it has been identified as a high occurrence area of DUI arrests and DUI related collisions.