Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

January 31, 2019

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, on Route 4 in California.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Route 4 on the St. Mary’s County side of the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge.

At Saturday’s checkpoint, law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers will also be checked for other traffic infractions.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that roadside sobriety checkpoints are highly-visible and efficient tools used in efforts against impaired driving.

Sheriff Tim Cameron asks that everyone drive safely and sober.


18 Responses to Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

  1. research on January 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Why the hell is Calvert running one in St Marys? Let St Marys police their own…Calvert is gung ho on being the traffic kings of the world, but can’t stop the drug and rampant crime…

    • AliceW on January 31, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      Because you people will do a U turn at the top of the bridge and not go thru the St Mary’s check point. A friend and anyone on the bridge were eye witness to it after an island concert one night last year. We can’t depend on you people doing a single car crash into a tree every time.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2019 at 6:05 am

      The citizens of Calvert had a chance to get rid of Evans and we failed miserably. Instead of patrolling our neighborhoods and making criminal arrests, he cares more about being revenue collectors for the state via traffic tickets. Wake up people!

      • Rose on February 2, 2019 at 7:18 am

        All due respect…have you ever lost someone to a drunk driver? Just saying. Also on a side note we all forget sometimes that these officers can lock people up and the judges set them free.

  2. CountyDrunk on January 31, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Thank you! I will avoid the area!

  3. Anonymous on January 31, 2019 at 11:26 am

    German NAZI Regime is rising again.
    Government Checkpoint with Armed Men.
    Show your papers or you will be locked in a cage.
    A citizen cannot commute from coast to coast undisturbed any longer.
    Inconvenience 10,000 for 1 arrest.
    Show us the numbers. Show us the effectiveness!
    Otherwise, get back to fighting crime.

    • It's Me on February 4, 2019 at 7:45 am

      “…Show us the numbers. Show us the effectiveness!” Says ‘Anonymous’. Obviously you have never lost a loved one to a drunk driver.

  4. Anonymous on January 31, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I will Never understand why these things are announced?

    • Tracey on January 31, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      I believe they have to, by law. Don’t know why the law is written that way.

      • Dan on February 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm

        It’s because of the 4th amendment protection from unreasonable searches. In order to conduct a search the state needs either reasonable suspicion or consent. Driving is not reasonable suspicion, so they need consent. If the public has reasonable notice of the checkpoints existence and the ability to avoid the checkpoints, then entering the checkpoint can be accepted as consent.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2019 at 6:06 am

      Law says they have to. It is to protect your rights.

    • Dan on February 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Because of the 4th amendment. You have to be able to avoid it in order for them to consider it a consensual stop.

  5. Rob Stark on January 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    That stock photo though lol

  6. hey dude on January 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Why wouldn’t Calvert County Sheriffs office be doing their check point on the Calvert side of the bridge? Typo?

  7. Anonymous on January 31, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Why you telling everyone??

    • Dan on February 1, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Because they have to. Police are not above the Constitution. There is no reasonable suspicion for these stops, so it must be consensual. They announce it, so that people may choose to avoid the checkpoints or enter them. If they enter them, knowing they exist, then it can be considered consenting to the checkpoint.

  8. Mister Good Citizen on February 1, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Know your rights! Constitutional rights…. don’t let these thugs bully you into anything!

  9. Dan on February 2, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Because they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.