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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – This year’s Independence Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe.

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,300 traffic stops that led to 129 arrests and more than 110 arrests of impaired drivers.

Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on June 30, 2017 that continued through July 4, 2017. During that period, troopers arrested 112 impaired drivers, arrested 91 for criminal offenses and arrested another 41 people who were found to be wanted on warrants. Two of the 112 impaired drivers arrested were found to be drugged drivers. In addition police departments across the State of Maryland arrested another eight drugged drivers.

The arrests occurred during 8,981 traffic stops made by troopers working traffic safety initiatives that included additional patrols, sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and speed enforcement. Troopers issued 6,031 citations, 5,727 warnings and 888 safety equipment repair orders. Troopers at each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks were involved in special enforcement operations during the holiday period.

During this period, troopers responded to 284 crashes, including 3 fatal crashes reported.

With increased enforcement efforts this year compared to last year Maryland State Police has seen a decrease in crashes and impaired drving. Last year there were 495 crashes reported which is 211 less.

The Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Department of Transportation’s campaign “Toward Zero Deaths.” These high visibility enforcement efforts reduce the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads. Troopers will continue these initiatives throughout the year.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So while i'm out making up reasons to stop people and generate revenue i'm wondering what the rest of the SS is doing. Mainly I'm ticked, busting my ass finding excuses to generate revenue while those dnr guys goof off all day. Oh well Shoulda stayed in school then I wouldn't have to do this sucky job.

Unknown said...

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,300 traffic stops that led to 129 arrests and more than 110 arrests of impaired drivers.

How many citations for tailgating? Intentionally impeding the flow of traffic? Failure to keep right? Obstructing traffic? Not allowing others to pass? Not allowing others to change lanes? Crap like that?

When you start enforcing other laws that are on the books, instead of just concentrating on the money-making ones, I will support your efforts more. Until then, meh.

Anonymous said...

HEY MD, how about a graph showing what each of the 23 barracks provided in special enforcement and the metrics of return on investment.

I'm sure you have data over the last 10 years. Good analytics eliminates naysayers IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, ALWAYS good job by our LEO's. Remember they do what they are told. Its the higher ups who should always be questioned!

Unknown said...

Remember they do what they are told. Its the higher ups who should always be questioned!

July 7, 2017 at 9:20 AM

boy that sounds familiar

Anonymous said...

@11:08 I take it that you did not read the article fully or you would have read, "Troopers issued 6,031 citations, 5,727 warnings and 888 safety equipment repair orders." Sounds to me like they took care of the complaints you listed - so maybe now you can "support their efforts."

Anonymous said...

How many people were hurt?
How many properties were damaged?

Those are criteria for crimes under Common Law.