Maryland State Police Preparing for Cinco de Mayo

Police will be looking for impaired drivers

Frederick, Md (DG) – Maryland State Police are increasing their patrols on area roadways for Cinco de Mayo.

Spokesman Ron Snyder said they will be looking for impaired and distracted drivers.

“Each of the 23 barracks will be focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. That will start Thursday and run through Sunday, the actual Cinco de Mayo holiday,” he said.
Saturation patrols will take place in areas known to have a higher number of DUI crashes or arrests and sobriety checkpoints.
Last year troopers made 119 DUI arrests, 35 criminal arrests, and 20 controlled dangerous substance arrests between May 4-6, 2018.
The Maryland Department of Transportation reports more than 160 lives are lost and thousands more are injured in Maryland in crashes involving impaired drivers.