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Maryland State Police Ready For Increased Highway Enforcement Through Independence Day

Maryland State Police will bolster enforcement efforts over the Fourth of July weekend to prevent dangerous driving behaviors and save lives as more motorists are expected to travel this holiday. State troopers from 23 barracks, including members of the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort Team, known as the SPIDRE team, will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving, and other violations that contribute to highway tragedies, especially during the holiday weekend. Since its inception, SPIDRE has been responsible for more than 4,300 arrests for suspected driving under the influence. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. “Maryland State Police, along with our law enforcement partners, remain committed to keeping our roads safe and keeping impaired drivers – whether it be from alcohol, cannabis or medications – off of our roads this holiday weekend,” said Major Daniel Pickett, Acting Chief of the Field Operations Bureau. Among the planned initiatives: In Anne Arundel County, troopers from the Annapolis and Glen Burnie Barracks will focus enforcement efforts on Routes 50 and 295, as well as, I-97. In Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, troopers […]

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