On Friday evening, June 16th, 2017 the Maryland State Police with the help from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Highway Administration; conducted a Sobriety Check Point on S/B U.S. Rt. 13 in the area of Eden Allen Road.
During the checkpoint which lasted just over an hour, officers made contact with 330 vehicles, and issued one civil citation to a person for possession of marijuana under 10 grams. There were no impaired drivers observed during this operation.
Following the checkpoint, troopers conducted a saturation patrol in and around Somerset County, Maryland. During the saturation patrol troopers stopped 28 vehicles, issued 16 citations, and 20 warnings.
Motorist are reminded during this summer season to drive sober and designate a driver.