Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra DUII patrols. Deputies will be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers in and around northeast Marion County.
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Officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, according to a current and a former government official familiar with the incident. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal matter.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, 15 troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol focusing on all areas of St Mary’s County. The Charlotte Hall, California, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Mechanicsville, and Hollywood areas were targeted because they have been identified as high occurrence areas for DUI arrests and DUI related accidents. During this operation, troopers stopped 107 vehicles and issued 92 citations, 71 warnings and 21 Safety Equipment Repair Orders. 11 arrests were made for Driving under the Influence. The Saturation Patrol concluded at 3:00 am.
Sure, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t depend on luck to get you home safely. Those planning to celebrate this weekend or early next week should make plans before the party begins. Those who wait often end up forgetting and have no plan in place. Identify a designated driver who will not be drinking, make other transportation arrangements, or plan to stay over at the celebration location. Those who think cab fare is too expensive are reminded the average DUI arrest will end up costing you about $10,000 and that is with no traffic crash involved.
Of those 1,400 tests, Sanchez said about 160 of them have come back positive for drugs or alcohol. When that happens, the court is notified, and a judge hands down a punishment. Sanchez said offenders in some cases have been put in jail for 1-3 days.
The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year with 12 specific high visibility impaired driving enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. Enforcement periods can include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to impaired driving enforcement. More details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips can be found at HeatIsOnColorado.com.
Maryland: State Trooper Ditoto pinched nine DUI drivers in time for Super Bowl during January; Hats off to a Super Trooper!