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Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With AAA predicting that 960,000 Marylanders are expected to travel by automobile this Fourth of July weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning on Friday, …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Sobriety checkpoints set for Baltimore this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading downtown this weekend?  As part of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to support public safety efforts in Baltimore, a combined task force is set to operate sobriety checkpoints in the city this weekend to identify and arrest impaired drivers. A team comprised of members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore Police Department will conduct …


Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With traffic expected to surge this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of other motorists. Beginning on Friday, troopers will be focusing enforcement …

Nottingham man arrested after hitting Maryland State Police vehicle, fleeing scene on I-95

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police arrested and charged a suspected impaired driver who hit a state police vehicle and fled the scene Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The suspect has been identified as Gasper Botteon, 45, of Nottingham. Maryland. Botteon is charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and other traffic charges related to …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and over the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. Enforcement efforts are bolstered in part by impaired driving saturation patrol grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor …

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols as St. Patrick’s Day approaches

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state over the next two weekends, state police will be …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, target impaired/aggressive drivers over Labor Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—As the unofficial end to summer approaches, Maryland State Police will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, authorities say state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond …