Maryland State Police are gearing up for the Halloween weekend with additional troopers on patrol using a variety of initiatives to urge both motorists and pedestrians to use common sense, take responsibility and be more courteous on Maryland’s roadways. Between Thursday and Sunday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during holiday seasons. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. Along with DUI saturation patrols and checkpoints focused on high crash and impaired driving areas throughout the state, many barracks will also have community-specific efforts. This includes: The Waterloo Barrack will be conducting a grant funded DUI checkpoint and saturation patrol. Troopers from the Westminster and Golden Ring Barrack (Central Troop) will also be assisting. There is also a joint initiative planned with the Howard County Police Department. The Frederick Barrack will conduct a joint initiative on Sunday, Oct. 31, with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office with a focus on aggressive driving and related offenses to […]
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