Referencing the potential increase in road traffic tied to revelers watching Monday Night Football, Maryland State Police will establish a sobriety checkpoint Sept. 24 in Cecil County.
Troopers say the goal is to locate impaired drivers while serving as a visible reminder that promotes the public awareness of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol or other substances.
"If your Monday Night Football plan includes alcoholic beverages," reads a press release, "please have a designated driver."
Drivers caught impaired behind the wheel may face jail time, fines, fees, license suspension, loss of insurance, and other expenses, all of which can add up to more than $10,000 in penalties. Troopers stress it's better to make plans ahead of time, either designating a driver or calling a cab, than to risk drinking and driving.
"So if you are out with friends enjoying Monday Night Football make it a night to remember – not a night to forget," the State Police press release says. "If you choose to break the law, we will see you before you see us."