According to a press release from the Howard County Police Department, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) patrols result in 10 arrests overnight. Police see improved results replacing traditional DUI checkpoints with increased patrols for impaired driving.
The Howard County Police Department and the Maryland State Police conducted joint supplemental patrols as part of a grant-funded DUI detail overnight, resulting in the arrest of 10 impaired drivers. This effort involved additional officers patrolling the roads who focused specifically on identifying impaired drivers, replacing the more traditional style of DUI checkpoints. The grant was funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office. Police remind citizens to always designate a sober driver or refrain from drinking alcohol if they will be driving. If you see a suspected impaired driver on the road, please call 911. The Howard County Police Department and the Maryland State Police will continue to conduct impaired driving enforcement details over the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer to help move Maryland Toward Zero Deaths. More information on the state-wide initiative can be found at www.towardzerodeathsmd.com.