DWI Enforcement Action Planned for Friday Night on Crain Highway at Defense in Gambrills/Crofton

Anne Arundel County Police DepartmentAnne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis is announcing that the Anne Arundel County Police Department will be conducting increased DUI enforcement operations during the month of December.

The month of December is designated as National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is committed to making our roadways safe for all travels during this holiday season.

As part of our impaired enforcement strategy, the Police Department will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint in the western part of Anne Arundel County on Friday, December 13, 2013. The Department’s ninety-seventh checkpoint will be conducted along Robert Crain Highway (Maryland Route 3) near Maryland Route 450 in Crofton, Maryland. In addition to 3D month, this enforcement effort supports the Checkpoint StrikeForce initiative through the Towards Zero Deaths campaign. Our efforts are also supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

To date in 2013, Anne Arundel County has experienced several fatal DUI-related crashes. Historically, DUI checkpoints and increased patrols have been an effective strategy for removing drunk and drugged drivers from the road and reducing related crashes. During previous checkpoints in Anne Arundel County, 74,404 vehicles have passed through the checkpoints resulting in 403 DUI arrests and 110 drug related arrests.

Checkpoints are an element of an overall crash reduction strategy which combines prevention, education, and enforcement. Citizens observing vehicles operated by suspected impaired derivers or in a reckless manner are encouraged to contact the Police Department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number at 410-222-8610. Please provide a description of the vehicle, tag number, and direction of travel.

 

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