CECIL COUNTY, Md. — Maryland State Police Troopers and State Highway Administration will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, September 7 in Cecil County.
State Troopers will also conduct impaired driving saturation patrols throughout the weekend.
The effort is to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the road, police said.
The checkpoints will be clearly marked with signs, lights, and uniformed officers. In addition to checkpoints, the department conducts DUI patrol details throughout the year in which officers are on the road with the priority of addressing impaired driving.
DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and the frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.
Officials are asking people to always drive sober, or have a designated driver. If one is not available, use a taxi or other car service.