This past weekend was a busy one for Maryland State Troopers, as multiple traffic enforcement operations resulted in over 4,600 traffic stops with violations ranging from citations and warnings to dozens of DUI arrests, including a State Trooper’s patrol car being hit by an impaired teen.
While the traffic enforcement effort was an intense statewide effort, 71 drunk and/or impaired drivers were still arrested and there were 15 car accidents that involved drivers who were suspected of being under the influence. Prince George’s and Howard counties had the most, with three accidents each, while the others occurred in Charles, Cecil, St. Mary’s, Wicomico, Harford, Worcester and Caroline counties. Fortunately, there were no fatalities despite numerous injuries.
In Prince George’s County, First Sgt. David Ryan, team leader for the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE), was hit in the right front by a driver trying to change lanes during patrol around 3:30am on Route 193. The driver, who was arrested, was 19 years old with only a learner’s permit. No one was injured.
Across the state, Maryland State Troopers arrested a total of 71 impaired and/or drunk drivers, adding to the over 4,400 drunk driving arrests they have made so far this year.
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