Thursday, February 1, 2018

Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over This Super Bowl Weekend

February 1, 2018


(PIKESVILLE, Md.) — With the Super Bowl just a few days away, the Maryland State Police will be focusing on statewide impaired driving enforcement efforts during the weekend and would like to remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over.
Enforcement this weekend will be bolstered by impaired driving saturation patrol funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office. The Highway Safety Office has planned an initiative to enforce impaired driving violations. This US 40 corridor initiative will be supported by the Cumberland, Hagerstown, Frederick, Waterloo, Golden Ring, Bel Air and North East barracks along with other allied agencies that patrol the corridor. This initiative is focused specifically on impaired driving violations on the roadways throughout the state.
The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort Team, otherwise known as the SPIDRE team, will be out in full force this weekend. Since its inception in May 2013, the SPIDRE team has made 2,539 DUI arrests, 120 criminal arrests and 7,771 traffic stops while also issuing 17,223 citations and 3,734 warnings. The goal of the SPIDRE team is to focus on reducing alcohol related crashes in Maryland by targeting areas across the state with high crash rates involving impaired drivers.
On average, there are 7,884 impaired driving crashes statewide annually, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Make sure using a designated driver is the number one play in your playbook and have a sober driver chosen before going out for the night.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not watching....but for those who go out, get a designated driver or pay the piper if you get stopped!!!

Anonymous said...

I like beer but I have it in my living room. I've never had a cop come to arrest me in my living room. You would have to be a damn fool to go out and get sloshed and drive home. no thanks.

Anonymous said...

I drive better drunk

Anonymous said...

F*k the Superbowl. I'm watching the Puppy Bowl 2014 on the Animal Channel.

Anonymous said...

Remember on days like this, it doesn't matter how much you drink before you drive. If they stop you at a checkpoint, they will nail you. Breathalyzers are legal proof of guilt, not innocence.