Frederick Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
Officers from the Frederick Police Department stopped and contacted 196 drivers on Saturday, May 24th during a Sobriety Checkpoint operation in the 600 block of North Market Street. As part of an effort to promote safe driving, officers stopped all vehicles traveling North-bound on North Market Street in this area between the hours of 10:45 pm and 1:45 am, checking for signs of alcohol impaired driving and other traffic safety violations, and handing out driver safety tips and information regarding impaired driving, speeding and seatbelts.
The checkpoint was announced via press release on May 23rd, though the specific date, time and location were withheld at that time. During the checkpoint, 1 arrest was made for driving under the influence of alcohol. Drivers are again reminded to report possible drunk drivers to the police, and to use caution on the roads. Every 51 minutes, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired driving crash. The Frederick Police Department urges citizens to be responsible and don’t drink and drive. This enforcement is being conducted in partnership with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's Highway Safety Office as part of a year-long campaign to keep Frederick area roads safe for residents and travelers.
Authored by OFC. Kacie Strong
Released by OFC. Kacie Strong
PIO Lt. Clark Pennington