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Police: Increased impaired driving enforcement planned through Halloween

Do your Halloween plans include alcohol? The Maryland State Police is reminding drivers that troopers will be working additional impaired driving patrols beginning Friday night and continuing through Halloween. Barracks across Maryland are using impaired driving grant funding from the MDOT/MVA Maryland Highway Safety Office to put additional troopers on the road. These troopers will be saturating areas known to have …


Government, Traffic

Hogan Administration announces $12 million in highway safety grants

As part of ongoing efforts to prevent traffic crashes and save lives on Maryland roads, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that $12 million in federal highway safety funds will be granted to approximately 90 agencies and organizations across the state with the goal of reducing crashes and related injuries and deaths. “The safety of our citizens and visitors is a responsibility …


Maryland State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Harford County

On Friday, September 21, 2018, Maryland State Police have announced that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Harford County. Advertisement The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. Troopers have investigated over 60 collisions this year in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. …

Woman arrested for DUI twice in one day

Maryland State Police recently arrested and charged a Baltimore City woman twice for DUI within one day. The woman has been identified as Stephanie Ringgold, 33, of Baltimore City. Ringgold was charged twice with similar charges on Saturday, August 11, 2018. In both incidents, she was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), and several other traffic charges …

Flood Warning in effect, WMVFC makes overnight water rescues

As heavy rainfall moves through the Nottingham area, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Monday. The warning covers portions of Washington D.C., Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Prince Georges County, and Baltimore City. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in some areas. Additional rain will affect much of the …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, checkpoints for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, …