The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office begins its summer DUI patrols this week, according to a recent article on TheBayNet.com. During the summer months, sheriff’s deputies will conduct increased patrols, known as “saturation patrols,” as well as increased DUI checkpoint locations.
The purpose of the increased patrols, according to the sheriff’s office, is to decrease the number of accidents and injuries caused by drunk driving. Summer means more driver’s education students on the road, many of whom have not yet learned to make the best choices to avoid a Maryland car accident. Summer also means more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads. Cracking down on drunk drivers will help protect all those who are out on the roads in summer, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office also stated that it plans to implement a “zero tolerance” policy at the planned checkpoints and during the increased patrols. Drivers who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08 percent will be arrested, regardless of their actual level of impairment. Although a Maryland DUI arrest does not always lead to a conviction, even an arrest can have a serious impact on your record, making it more difficult to get to school or work and taking up time and money in fighting the charges.
If you have been arrested for or charged with drunk driving in Maryland, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Maryland DUI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. We will examine your case in detail and fight hard to win the best possible outcome. To learn more, call Alpert Schreyer, LLC today at 866-444-6363 for a free and confidential consultation.