Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

August 15, 2019

The Maryland State Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in St. Mary’s County.

Motorists 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. We will be doing our part. We kindly ask that you do yours.

This effort is designed to educate the public and make our communities a safe place to live, work and visit.

14 Responses to Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

  1. Charles on August 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

    The entire county should be one giant checkpoint. That’s all the hicks and rednecks seem to do in Saint Mary’s

    • Lord Calvert on August 15, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Cool story bro…. tell me another one…

    • Redneck on August 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Thats what all the Folks from the PARK do all day everyday. the PARK is becoming little Bodimore.

    • Sayquon Farkley on August 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I’m always surprised when they set these up and the report will say they arrested four people. I feel like if you setup in Ridge on a Tuesday every other car would have a drunk behind the wheel.

    • t on August 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

      This is just aguess. You live where gun violence and drug dealing is normal.

      • Charles on August 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

        This is just a guess* But you can’t spell. It’s ok, I guess you get what you pay for with public schools.

  2. Mike on August 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Where is the checkpoint u gotta tell us

    • Sir Gimmie on August 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm


    • werwe on August 16, 2019 at 12:59 pm

      No they don’t. Only that there is going to be one. You plan on driving drunk somewhere endangering the lives of you or innocent drivers and their passengers so you can avoid being caught?

  3. jake on August 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    pot kills. and kills a lot

  4. W84ME on August 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    “Motorists are encouraged”

    What? I thought it was the law…….

  5. Tax Paying Citizen on August 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Seeing as there have been 343 DUI arrests in 230+ days in this county…. I would say drinking is a problem around here. Checkpoints are a must!

  6. Anonymous on August 19, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Aren’t you glad you’re not in Costa Rica?

  7. Anonymous on August 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    In Charles, in order to reach an officer/ or sgt, or beyond, you must call the vm and leave a message. This doesn’t work. The instructions are: To contact an officer about an investigation, call the automated officer voice mail system at 301-609-3282 to leave the officer a voice mail message. You will be required to enter the officer’s ID number (the three-digit badge identification number). This doesn’t work if you’re only available to talk ….. while the officer isn’t on duty & you’re not willing to leave your number. How are we supposed to talk about officer conduct issues when we can never reach someone/ when our schedules don’t match up? We don’t, and it goes unresolved, and the CCSO thinks everything is satisfactory.