Maryland State Police Boost Labor Day Patrols Targeting Impaired And Aggressive Drivers


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MARYLAND - Maryland State Police are ramping up their efforts to keep roads safe this Labor Day weekend by focusing on drivers who are impaired, distracted, or driving aggressively.

Troopers from all 23 barracks will conduct saturation patrols over the weekend as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "No DUI Friday" campaign.

According to the MDOTSHA, impaired driving has been responsible for an average of 169 fatalities and 2,998 injuries annually between 2017 and 2021, nearly all of which were preventable.

The enhanced enforcement is supported by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration's Highway Safety Office. Statewide efforts will concentrate on areas with documented high numbers of crashes or arrests.

Focused Enforcement Areas:

  • Anne Arundel County: Troopers from the Annapolis and Glen Burnie barracks will be present on routes 50, 295, and Interstate 97.
  • Baltimore County: The Golden Ring Barrack will focus on interstates 695, 795, and 83.
  • Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties: Enforcement will be increased on routes 50 and 404 by the Easton Barrack.
  • Cecil and Harford Counties: Troopers from the JFK Memorial Highway, Bel Air, and North East barracks will focus on Interstate 95 and routes 1, 7, 24, and 40.
  • Garrett County: The McHenry Barrack will patrol Interstate 68 and Route 219.
  • Kent and Queen Anne's Counties: The Centreville Barrack will focus on routes 301, 20, and 50.
  • Prince George's County: College Park and Forestville barracks will monitor routes 5 and 50 and Interstate 495.
  • Somerset County: The Princess Anne Barrack will patrol routes 13 and 413.
  • Washington County: DUI saturation patrols will be active on interstates 70 and 81 by the Hagerstown Barrack.
  • Wicomico County: Salisbury Barrack will focus on routes 50 and 13.
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