Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

June 13, 2019

The La Plata Police Department, in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police – La Plata Barrack, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department will be conducting a multi-jurisdictional dedicated Impaired Driving Checkpoint on Friday, June 14, 2019, in La Plata. This initiative is made possible, in part, through grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

On April 28, 2015, Autumn Jenkins, a local volunteer firefighter was killed by an impaired driver in Nanjemoy. Autumn was only 20-years old at the time of her death. LPPD is committed to telling Autumn’s story.

On average there are 7,884 impaired (alcohol and/or drugs) driving crashes statewide, resulting in 4,026 injuries and 171 fatalities every year. Year round, you are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are simply asked to please not drive.

There is zero tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. It’s not worth the risk…to your life or the life of another. No excuses will be accepted as there is no substitute for sobriety when behind the wheel.

7 Responses to Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

  1. Queen of the Iron Throne on June 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Just curious, can anyone tell us what happened to the drunk driver that was responsible for killing Ms Jenkins?

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 7:02 am

      but only served about 15 months

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 7:05 am

      He only served like 15 months, damn shame for killing a person. Her boyfriend had been to the jewelry store that day to look at engagement rings before meeting her for dinner they were on their way home.

  2. Edna Rainey on June 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    RIP Autum. Your daddy us with you now. So sad to see you both gone. Thank you CCSO.

  3. The Media on June 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Yes. that’s right! yall boys try to think two or three times ’bout that when you belly up to the bar at the FOP lounge next week.

  4. exrep on June 14, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    why isn’t this kind of thing kept under raps to get mass quantity of druggies and drinkers off the dam road

  5. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Her boyfriend was following her. Saw it all. Saw how her steering wheel ended up in back of her car from being struck by the drunk drive. If that could happen to her steering wheel, imagine what her boyfriend saw of her. Breaks my heart.