Maryland State Police Press Release
TROOPERS MADE PRESENCE KNOWN THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY
(PIKESVILLE, MD) –Maryland State Police made their presence known this Independence Day by conducting enforcement actions statewide in an effort to keep the public safe as they traveled and enjoyed the holiday.
Preliminary statistics revealed troopers made approximately 3,227 traffic stops during this Fourth of July. They issued almost 4,500 citations and warnings. There were an additional 350 repair orders issued for defective vehicle equipment. In support of the nationwide campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” impaired driving patrols were conducted throughout the state. During this time, 56 impaired drivers were arrested.
The traffic enforcement efforts of the Maryland State Police led to numerous criminal violations as well. Troopers made 56 criminal arrests and an additional 14 wanted people were arrested on outstanding criminal warrants. Additional initiatives are planned throughout the summer.
4th of July Statistics from the Maryland State Police Reprint.
Driving impaired or under the influence is a serious offense in Maryland. Penalties range from 60 days in jail and/or a$500 fine up to 4 years in jail and or $3000 fine, depending on the driver’s record and the facts of the case.