Maryland Police Prepare Summer Sobriety Checkpoints, DUI Patrols

drunk_driving_61926301-300x193Police in Ocean City and throughout the state are banding together to place more roving DUI patrols and stationary sobriety checkpoints on Maryland streets this summer. The increased patrols are targeting drunk driving and other suspected forms of misconduct, and increased arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) will likely result. The added patrols and sobriety checkpoints are part of Maryland’s Impaired Driving Prevention program.

At a Maryland sobriety checkpoint, officers stop vehicles to check on the drivers. While police look primarily for signs of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they also search for evidence that might point to other violations, like driving without a valid license. Officers who suspect a driver may be too impaired to drive may ask the driver to take a breath test to measure his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

If you refuse to take the BAC test or you are arrested for a suspected DUI, the state may suspend your driver’s license. A license suspension is just the first of many possible penalties for DUI that may turn your life upside-down – but a dedicated defense attorney can help you keep your life on track.

Being arrested for drunk driving comes with penalties, which become much more burdensome if you are also convicted. If you’re facing a drunk driving charge in Maryland, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Maryland DUI defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer. We’re dedicated to building an aggressive defense that fights for your rights and focuses on winning the best possible results in your case. Call us today at (800) 489-1577 for a free case evaluation.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.