Officers from the Frederick Police Department and Maryland State Police stopped and contacted 821 drivers on Saturday, August 15th during a Sobriety Checkpoint operation in the 1000 block of West Patrick St. As part of an effort to promote safe driving, officers stopped all vehicles traveling westbound on West Patrick Street in this area between the hours of 10:40 pm and 1:40 am. Officers checked 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. One arrest was made for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Checkpoints conducted by the Frederick Police Department are part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and are funded by a grant from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office.
Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for Maryland residents. Police urge drivers to always drive sober, obey the speed limit, wear a seat belt and eliminate distractions. If you see an impaired driver on the road, please call 911.
Released by OFC. Kacie Strong
For more information contact Lt. Bruce DeGrange 301-600-2118