St. Patrick’s Day crackdown results in several DUI arrests
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St. Patrick’s Day crackdown results in several DUI arrests

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2024 | DUI Charges |

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an ongoing and very concerning problem in Maryland. Every year, hundreds of people are injured or killed in accidents caused by impaired or drunk drivers. Law enforcement agencies across the state are increasing patrols and conducting frequent DUI checkpoints to keep roads safe and combat drunk driving in Maryland. 

Recent DUI crackdown 

Recently in Montgomery County, law enforcement agencies conducted a DUI crackdown over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The crackdown was spearheaded by officers from the Montgomery County Police Department along with troopers from the Maryland State Police. Reports said officers made a total of 13 DUI arrests and one criminal arrest over the weekend while making 82 traffic stops. 

Officers said they also issued 129 traffic citations, 64 traffic warnings and 21 safety repair orders during the crackdown. Reportedly, this data does not include arrests made by patrol officers on duty and only includes arrests made by saturation patrol detail officers. Therefore, police said the total number of DUI arrests made over the weekend is likely higher. 

Obtaining legal assistance 

Even though those charged are considered innocent until proven guilty, a DUI or DWI charge can do irreparable damage to a person’s reputation and could inhibit them for the rest of their life. In Maryland, any individual who has been charged with DUI has the right to legal representation to help them defend against this charge. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help individuals navigate this situation while working to obtain the best possible outcome.