A sobriety checkpoint near Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland recently led to three arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), according to an article at TheBayNet.com. Saturation patrols conducted at the same time led to two additional arrests, according to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police.
The checkpoint was set up on July 29, and it ran from about 5:30 in the afternoon until just before 8:30. It was located on Breezy Point Road near Chesapeake Beach, not far from a local convenience store. Roving patrols in squad cars also increased in Calvert County during that time, with officers in those cars on the lookout for signs of possible drunk driving as well.
Run as a joint effort of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police, the checkpoint stopped a total of 529 cars. Officers reported that nine of the vehicles were directed to a nearby testing area to examine drivers for signs of possible DUI. Three of these drivers were arrested after field sobriety testing and/or breath tests were conducted. Law enforcement did not state whether or not any other drivers were ticketed or arrested for non-DUI offenses.
Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols focus on possible DUI offenses, but they are not the only source of DUI arrests. If you’re facing a drunk driving charge in Maryland, the skilled Calvert County DUI defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer can build an aggressive defense on your behalf and fight for the best possible outcome. For a confidential case evaluation, call us today at (301) 262-7005.