Project Solo – Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol Results
LEONARDTOWN, MD. (April 29, 2013) According to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s spokesperson Dep. Cindy Allen, on the weekend of April 26, 2013, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols. The results of the checkpoint and saturation patrols are as follows:
309 vehicles pass through the checkpoint – 3 drivers were pulled over and checked for impairment (Joseph Munoz, 26, of Patuxent River, Maryland was arrested for driving while impaired by Cpl. James Stone).
Joseph Munoz, (DOB 07/11/1986) was arrested for DWI by Maryland State Trooper Matthew Pitcher on March 18, 2015, as he operated a 2011 Chevy southbound on Mervell Dean Road south of Clarks Mill Road. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on May 8, 2015, Munoz entered a plea of guilty. THE DEAL: Thirty days sentenced to St. Mary’s Jail with ALL of the jail time suspended and a fine of $192.50.
In addition, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office License Plate Reader hit on 1 vehicle tag for suspended registration resulting in the driver being issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and the vehicle being impounded.
During the saturation patrols deputies, conducted15 traffic stops and issued 8 citations, 11 warnings, 2 equipment repair orders, checked 2 suspicious persons loitering in a parking lot of a closed business and assisted 1 disabled motorist.
Dfc. Meyers arrested Julie Ann Gore, 51, of California, Maryland for driving while impaired.
Julie Ann Gore, (DOB 09/28/1961), of 22955 Sycamore Hollow Drive, California, Md., was arrested for reckless driving and DWI by St. Mary’s Sheriff Deputy Kevin Meyer on April 27, 2013, as she cruised northbound on Md. Rt. 235 at By-The-Mill-Road in a 2001 Lexus. In District Court on Sept. 4, 2013, represented by noted Gunslinger Lawyer Kevin J. McDevitt of Leonardtown, Md., Gore entered a plea of guilty to reckless driving in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz. THE DEAL: The DWI charge was dropped and Gore was fined $477.00.
Project SOLO (Save Our Loved Ones) is a statewide initiative to combat impaired driving and underage drinking to ultimately save lives and reduce roadway deaths. For more information regarding traffic safety or DUI saturation patrols contact Sgt. Butler.