One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

May 7, 2018

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Troopers from the La Plata & Prince Frederick Barracks, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police participated in a DUI Checkpoint on RT 6 at East Patuxent Drive, in La Plata.

The checkpoint was in remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib who was the victim of a fatal DUI collision in December of 2017 on Rt. 6.

Halbleib’s family and the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) were also on location to represent victims of DUI collisions.

During this operation a total of 725 vehicle operators were contacted resulting in three subjects given field sobriety and one arrested for driving under the influence.

At the conclusion of the checkpoint all of the troopers/officers conducted a saturation patrol within Charles County.


11 Responses to One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

  1. anonymous on May 7, 2018 at 10:25 am

    To note: the one Arrest for DUI early was exceptionally early in the evening. I’m curious as to what other Citations were written including details of Suspended Drivers arrested, Canceled Vehicular Registrations towed as well as Repair Orders for things like Headlights out/missed aimed. Whom ever wrote this ‘Press Release’ missed comprehensive details that were likely tallied concurrently with each passing motorist.

    Though fortunately, the Agencies extended the time and did it on the correct day – for a change: typically they would have done this between 8pm-12am on a Wednesday or Thursday before a holiday. Though, I do question why and the heck were there pedestrians at the Check Point without reflective vest, did nobody get the memo Police Officer Noah Aaron Leotta of the Montgomery County Police Department was killed at a DUI Check Point?, as a Pedestrian. To state further, without proper crash barriers and cooperation from SHA and local County Highway workers, their should have been No Civilians allowed on foot, let alone very few LEO Officers out of Patrol Vehicles (at least kept to a minimum at all times). The Agencies and possibly the Agents could have been held liable if any of the Civilians were hit and/or killed on or near the roadway.

    As a concerned tax paying citizen, I am not sure why the basics continue to have to be mentioned – as if this is always the first time they’ve ever done a check point. The Law Enforcement personnel experiences should be cumulative and proactive not reactive.

    Unfortunately, Taylor Halbleib life was lost, way too early, under extremely tragic circumstances. Some may ask if her ‘Memory’ wouldn’t be better served by having Maryland State Liquor laws requiring Bartender and Alcohol related workers/servers passing comprehensive State Testing of when to cut someone off.

    • Anonymous on May 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Checkpoints are about education, not arrests.

      • anonymous on May 10, 2018 at 10:16 am

        I’m not, only, worried about arrest, but you saying that there’s a need to spend a Billion a year to educate the Public on Drinking and Driving, is like saying you need to spend hundreds of millions on educating people not to stick their finger in electrical sockets. I guess you don’t mind “Welfare” – as long as it does NOT go to impoverished people.

    • Zachary Leotta on May 8, 2018 at 6:18 am

      Officer Leotta was not working a checkpoint. In fact he was in the middle of standard traffic stop.

  2. Liberaleater on May 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Illegal enforcement targeting American citizens is AOK with libtards but enforcing immigration laws against illegals is not looked upon favorably. When will Liberals understand that Americans have the bill of rights, they do not apply to non-americans.

    • matrix on May 7, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      you really are stupid, that was one dumb comment right out of trumps handbook

      • Libiots on May 8, 2018 at 10:19 am

        Lets debate you liberal #$$@%!@^$. Which amendment protect US citizens from illegal search and seizure? Starts with a I and ends with a V? The supreme court totally blew this one and Americans let it ride because they don’t understand the bill of rights.

    • Anonymous on May 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      You should call the Supreme Court. They have ruled they are legal. Where did you get your law degree from again?

    • TP on May 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Actually, the protections offered by the Bill of Rights are not limited to US citizens. They cover anyone in US territory.

  3. WAWA on May 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    This is stupid!

  4. Publius on May 8, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Grammar and spell check are powerful tools