As the Thanksgiving holiday inherits names like “Drinksgiving” and “Blackout Wednesday” from people who treat it as a drinking holiday, police across Maryland continue to crack down on drunk driving during the November and December holiday season.
In Montgomery County, authorities are in a heighted state of awareness as we fast approach the one year anniversary of the death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta and the two month anniversary of the implementation of Noah’s Law. The first weekend of the county police force’s holiday task force to prevent drunk driving resulted in 22 drunk driving charges and numerous other citations:
– 2 civil alcohol citations issued to juveniles under the age of 21 for possession of alcohol
– 2 criminal citations issued to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a place of business
– 4 civil alcohol citations issued to adults under the age of 21 for possession of alcohol
– 22 arrests for driving under the influence (DUI)
2 of the DUI arrests were made at sobriety checkpoints.
The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force will continue with a sobriety checkpoint through January 7. Other methods used will be ticketing anyone who hosts an underage drinking party and spot checks to discourage businesses from selling alcohol to underage buyers.
Drinking and driving is never the right choice, as you put yourself and other people in harm’s way. Sometimes mistakes happen. If you or someone you know has made a mistake and are facing charges of drunk driving, the most important decision you can make is to not waste time in hiring an experienced Maryland DUI lawyer to handle your case. Call or contact the offices of Alpert Schreyer, LLC for your free DUI consultation now. We will listen to your case and assemble a defense to take to court and fight for the best possible outcome. Your future starts now. Make it count. Call us. 866-444-6363.