Events, Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Authorities say a variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning on Wednesday, November 27, …


Events, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Harford County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With the holiday season upon us, the Maryland State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint next week. On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Harford County. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. In addition to the checkpoint, additional troopers …


Man convicted on DWI charges after going 109 MPH on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD – After only ten minutes of deliberation, a Baltimore City jury found defendant, Jose Luis Navarro Guevara, guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI), speeding, and negligent driving in reference to a traffic stop that occurred in January 2019. Assistant State’s Attorney from the Misdemeanor Jury Division, Matthew Matera, successfully prosecuted this case. On January 11, at just after …

MSP: Golden Ring Barrack to conduct sobriety checkpoint

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack and allied law enforcement agencies will be targeting impaired drivers over the weekend. On Saturday, September 14, troopers in Baltimore County will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.  The location will not be announced, as is standard police protocol. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to …

Maryland State Police to step up patrols for Labor Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are gearing up for the Labor Day holiday, and troopers will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed. Beginning on Thursday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts …

Hogan administration debuts pilot program to test alcohol detection technology

OCEAN CITY, MD – Governor Larry Hogan joined Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials on Thursday to launch Driven to Protect, a public-private partnership between the state and proponents of a new breath alcohol detection system that could help keep impaired drivers off the road. The governor attended a demonstration of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety along with …

MDTA Police to conduct DUI patrols over July 4th holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD – Over the Fourth of July holidays weekend, the The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police are reminding motorists to make a plan for a sober way home. The MDTA Police are joining the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign during the Fourth of July holiday week. Motorists will see augmented enforcement on the roads with zero tolerance …

Maryland State Police to boost patrols over Fourth of July weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – With extra traffic expected in the days before and after the Fourth of July, which falls on a Thursday this year making a four-day weekend for some, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are …