Police Crack Down on Drunk and Aggressive Driving on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend


Maryland State Police’s Salisbury Barrack says they took part in statewide efforts over the weekend to reduce the instances of impaired, aggressive or distracted driving. It’s part of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s efforts of part of a nationwide campaign known as “Toward Zero Deaths.”

From the Salisbury Barrack, Troopers conducted 326 traffic stops, issued 33 speed citations and 169 other citations and 240 warnings. Troopers say they arrested 11 DUI offenders, 3 CDS (controlled, dangerous substance) offenders and arrested 3 others for various offenses supporting the Toward Zero Deaths campaign.

Troopers also say a multi-agency sobriety checkpoint in the area of U.S. 13 and Kay Avenue in Wicomico County on Saturday evening resulted in 332 vehicles passing through, 7 motorists pulling to the testing area and 1 DUI arrest.

In addition to MSP, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police, Delmar Police and Fruitland Police took part in the initiative.