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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As New Year’s Eve Approaches

With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching on Sunday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. State troopers from all 23 barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will focus on impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement efforts are bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The initiative includes partnering with allied law enforcement and other state agencies to both enforce the law and offer outreach to the community through social media and electronic billboards. Among the planned initiatives from the Maryland State Police: Eastern Region: Troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin, Centreville, Easton, Princess Anne, and Salisbury barracks will conduct high visibility enforcement along U.S. Routes 301, 20, 50, 404, 13, 413, and throughout their respective counties. Central Region: Troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park, Forestville, Golden Ring, Rockville, Waterloo, and Westminster barracks will conduct high visibility enforcement along MD Route 5, I-495, I-695, I-83, and throughout their respective counties. Western Region: Troopers from the Maryland State Police Cumberland, Frederick, Hagerstown, and McHenry […]

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