Officers from the Frederick Police Department stopped and contacted 116 drivers on Saturday, August 26, 2017 during a Sobriety Checkpoint operation in the 600 block of S. Market St. As part of an effort to promote safe driving, officers stopped all vehicles traveling northbound on S. Market Street between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 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 DUI arrest was made Ofc. Geiser.
Checkpoints conducted by the Frederick Police Department are part of the Toward Zero Deaths campaign and are funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation’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. Lauren Sinay
For more information contact Lt. Bruce DeGrange 301-600-211