Sobriety Checkpoints To Take Place This Weekend In W. Md.

State Police say the purpose is to educate motorists about drinking & driving.

In anticipation of the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, the State Police in Western Maryland will be holding sobriety checkpoints.

Officials say troopers in Frederick, Washington, Alleghany and Garrett Counties will set up the checkpoints in each county in unspecified locations. They say it’s mostly to educate motorists on the dangers drinking and driving which is leading cause of traffic fatalities.

As of May 16th, State Troopers have made 229 drunken driving arrests in western Maryland, according to State Police.

Motorists who will be out and about this weekend are reminded to cautious and follow the signs when approaching checkpoints as troopers will be on foot speaking with motorists, and urging them to drive sober.