Тhis weekend, the authorities will conduct overnight sobriety checkpoints in Maryland. Drivers along Boston Street between Baltimore’s Fells Point and Canton neighborhoods were specifically mentioned in a news release from the Maryland State Police.
Maryland State Police, Baltimore Police officers and Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers will identify drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Drivers suspected of impairment will have to take a breath test at a mobile blood alcohol testing truck on-site. This location was chosen because of a high number of DUI accidents n that area, especially during the weekends.
After three people were injured in shootings in the neighborhood last weekend, the Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s office on Monday emailed the governor’s office, asking State Police to help with sobriety checkpoints in Maryland in the Fells Point area. The mayor’s office demanded state police assistance for the upcoming weekend but also for the July 4th weekend.
Impaired drivers can easily cause an accident or put themselves in danger. Slow reactions, speeding, inability to control the vehicle are a few of the side effects of drinking and driving. Besides it’s illegal, it’s dangerous for your own life and safety, and all other traffic participants. The best way to avoid DUI charges and causing such accidents is not drinking when driving at all.
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