Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Set Up This Weekend In Carroll County

Police say it promotes awareness and reduces the number of alcohol-impaired motorists.



Westminster, Md (KM) The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Maryland State Police, and the Mount Airy, Hampstead and Westminster Police Departments, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 31st at an undisclosed location around the county. Authorities say the purpose of this checkpoint is to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the roads.

The checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers.

The Sheriff’s Office says it conducts several checkpoints throughout the year, along with special enforcement details, targeting drunk and drugged drivers. Authorities say they’re all part the Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Police says traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death on Maryland’s roads. Motorists are urged to always drive sober, obey the speed limit, wear a seatbelt and eliminate any distractions. If you see an impaired driver, call 911


By Kevin McManus