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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 issue hundreds of distracted driving citations during statewide initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police issued hundreds of citations and warnings related to distracted driving violations as part of a statewide effort on Thursday to combat the issue on Maryland roads. The initiative was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It was …

Police target illegal street racing in Baltimore County, issue hundreds of citations

NOTTINGHAM, MD—During a four-day, high visibility traffic enforcement initiative to combat illegal racing in Baltimore County, troopers, along with Baltimore County police, issued over 300 traffic citations and warnings for a variety of offenses, including speeds that reached 106 mph. Throughout this initiative, which took place in the areas of I-70, I-695, and I-795, from Thursday through Sunday, troopers from …

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 Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …

Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

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 …