Sheriff: Two Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend
In total, 260 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Department reports that two men were arrested during the weekend at a sobriety checkpoint in Hampstead.
According to a news release, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies were joined by members of the Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Highway Administration and Catherine’s Cause Saturday night to conduct a sobriety checkpoint.
The checkpoint operated from 11 p.m. to approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning on the 2200 Block of Hanover Pike, in Hampstead. In total, 260 vehicles passed through the Checkpoint, resulting in two arrests according to police.
A 43-year-old Hanover, PA, man was arrested for suspicion of alcohol impairment and released to a sober driver on citations after refusing to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test police said.
A 24-year-old Millers man was also arrested and released on citations for possession of personal use quantities of marijuana and associated paraphernalia after deputies smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle according to police.