Initiative in Charles County Yields Nine DUI Arrests and Two Drug Violations

July 1, 2019

On Friday, June 28th, 2019, from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in conjunction with the Charles County Sheriffs Office and La Plata Town Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrol on Route 301 at Jefferson Farm Place, in Waldorf.

During the operation, a total of 803 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint and an additional 30 vehicles were stopped for traffic violations in the Waldorf area.

Nine impaired drivers were removed from Charles County roads during the operation.

Two additional arrests were made for drug violations.

The deterrent of both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes. The Maryland State Police want to remind all citizens and motorists if you plan on consuming alcoholic beverages, plan on having a sober designated driver. The Maryland State Police encourages everyone to obey all traffic laws which results in Maryland roads and highways safer for all travelers.


10 Responses to Initiative in Charles County Yields Nine DUI Arrests and Two Drug Violations

  1. Here's your sign on July 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Why dont we just ban driving when you are under the influence? Oh wait…

  2. Anonymous on July 1, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Why in the hell are people still selfishly and thoughtlessly driving drunk? There are Uber’s in the area, there are taxi’s in the area, you can even phone a friend if these people have any. I bet they all wish they could go back and pay the $20 to $50 it would have cost them to get home by Uber or taxi now. Since they made the stupid decision to drive drunk they will now have to pay court fees, lawyer fees, higher insurance, possible loss of clearance/job, and some may have to rent a breathalyzer attached to their ignition. As bad as all this is it’s still better then them drunkenly plowing into a SUV and taking out an entire family. I wonder if it was worth the $50 they saved.

    • Why oh Why, Mommy? on July 2, 2019 at 6:19 am

      Why are people still selfishly and thoughtlessly: _________________?

      Stealing

      Raping

      Murdering

      Lying

      Assaulting…..

      (Just fill in the blank)

    • Adonica Evans on July 2, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Because when you are intoxicated, you don’t think sensibly – that’s why its referred to as impaired. I didn’t know my thinking was impaired because my thinking was impaired. Selfish and thoughtless, yes; sensible & discerning, no.

      • Too hard to be clean on July 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

        Isnt that the strongest possible argument for banning all of these substances? Alcohol, marijuana, etc. Using them alters your mind to make it impossible for you to make sound judgement. Yet, people are on a crusade to legalize marijuana. And once that is legal, they will move on to legalizing something else, and then something else, etc. Cuz you know, its just too dang hard to not be a drunk, or a pot head, or a junkie, etc.

        • Wiggy on July 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm

          BOOM! Next it’ll be cocaine. Since it’s derived from plants it’s organic and healthy!

  3. The Show Must Go On on July 2, 2019 at 6:25 am

    “The deterrent of both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes.”

    Carefully worded, but still suggests a lie. It is not possible to show that these “resources” have reduced anything like those events mentioned, even though I have nothing against LEOs having their fun.

    Statistics are a game of data spin used on sheep that lost their own ability to think or reason.

    • Long Duck Dong on July 3, 2019 at 7:15 am

      Though I understand the point you are going towards, that there is no way to know for sure that any of these check points have prevented something from happening, but use your brain. Common sense would tell me that if they are catching people at check points, it is preventing alcohol related accidents. Less accidents, less deaths. Is there a way to know the number? No, not possible. But it defies logic to think that this hasnt helped prevent junkies/drunks/general losers/etc from killing someone with their automobile

  4. drunkie on July 2, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Its so inconvenient to catch uber and lyft thats why easier just to drive yourself. you have to be a smart drunk driver know your limits

  5. Anonymous on July 3, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    How many minor traffic tickets were issued? How much money did the county make during the checkpoint?