Maryland: After deadly crash caused by drunk driver swarms of State Troopers swarm Beltway; nab 3 DWI drivers, dozen suspended, dozens for speeding in Operation Idiot Roundup!

(COLLEGE PARK, MD Aug. 6, 2011) – During an overnight traffic enforcement initiative along the Prince George’s County portion of the Capital Beltway, almost half of the
drivers stopped by Maryland state troopers were speeding and nearly one dozen were driving on suspended or revoked licenses.

Maryland state troopers from the Washington Metro Troop conducted another “Operation Centipede” initiative on the Capital Beltway from last night into early this morning.
During last night’s leg of this initiative, dozens of additional troopers were deployed along the interstate in Prince George’s County.  Troopers focused on aggressive, drunk, speeding, and inattentive drivers as they worked to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in that region.

During the operation, troopers stopped 195 vehicles and issued 91 traffic citations for speeding.  Troopers charged 11 people for driving on suspended or revoked licenses.  Three people were arrested for drunk driving and one was arrested for a drug violation.

Troopers also issued 66 traffic citations for other violations, three for aggressive driving, and six for failing to wear seat belts.  Troopers handed out 115 warnings for various traffic offenses and 13 safety equipment repair orders for faulty vehicle equipment.

There were no traffic fatalities or serious injuries on the Capital Beltway overnight.  Troopers will continue focused enforcement efforts like this in the days ahead as they work
to keep Maryland highways safe.  An announcement is expected Monday about an HOV lane enforcement initiative planned for next week in the region.

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