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Maryland State Police Ready Increased Highway Enforcement For A Safer Independence Day

Maryland State Police beginning Wednesday will increase enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving through the July 4th holiday weekend. State troopers from all 23 barracks across Maryland will conduct saturation patrols from Wednesday to Monday. Increased enforcement efforts are funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort team—a specialized unit trained to identify impaired drivers—will also work to reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities. The SPIDRE Team is funded by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Maryland State Police safety initiatives are focused on preventing dangerous driving behaviors and to save lives. Initiatives can include partnering with allied law enforcement and state agencies to provide enforcement and community outreach via social. Among the planned initiatives: Eastern Region:Troopers from the Berlin, Centreville, Easton, Princess Anne and Salisbury barracks will conduct high-visibility enforcement on major routes including 50, 13, 413 and work zones. Central Region:Troopers from the College Park, Forestville, Golden Ring, Rockville, Waterloo and Westminster barracks will conduct high-visibility enforcement on interstates 495, 70 and 695. The Rockville Barrack will also partner with Montgomery County Police to conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday along MD Route […]

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