Monday, March 18, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The community is invited to a presentation that aims to raise awareness about alcohol-related problems, particularly with youth and drunk drivers.
The Greater Taylorsville Area Citizens Council is hosting a presentation on the problems of alcohol in the community on Monday, Oct. 8. The event will be held at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road in Mount Airy, at 7 p.m. The presentation will focus on raising awareness about the effects, problems, and counter actions to the abuse of alcohol, particularly with youth and drunk drivers. Cheryl Hammond, the mother of Jessica Belknap, will be speaking about Jessica and "Jessica's Story." The panel also includes Phil and Cindy Mullikin of Catherine's Cause and Carol Mullen, head of the newly formed Carroll County Coalition Against Underaged Drinking, Binge Drinking and Alcohol Related Crashes. The presentation is free and…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Maryland State police said they will be out in force through the July 4th holiday.
Although July fourth is not until next Wednesday, Maryland state troopers will begin a statewide increased traffic enforcement initiative this weekend in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries during the upcoming holiday period. Beginning this weekend, each of the 22 Maryland State Police barrack commanders will be deploying drunk driving patrols that will continue throughout the July fourth holiday. A news release said the additional troopers will specifically work to get drunk drivers off the road before they injure or kill other people. Special patrols will also be targeting speeding and aggressive drivers. State Police commanders have reviewed crash data for their area and are deploying these additional patrols in the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Maryland Public Safety agencies partnered to serve up a grim reminder to area high school students before prom season.
A group of high school students from Liberty High School in Eldersburg visited the Sykesville Driver Training Facility on Monday as part of a campaign to raise awareness about driving safely. Instructors had one message: Drive safely, or risk death. The reminder comes just in time for prom season. Daylong programming included a driver's course wearing DUI goggles, participating in field sobriety tests, lecture and testimony. It was organized by The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, the Department of Public Safety and the Sykesville facility. The program was the first of its kind for the institute, with more planned. Read the full story here.
Maryland high school students got a crash course in driving drunk and what can happen afterward in a campaign to raise awareness about driving dangerously.
While up to 3,000 Maryland motorists a year make a trip to the Sykesville Driver Training Facility and its tactical driving course, a visit from a group of high school students Monday was the first of its kind, facility administrator Dan Dazzo said. Instructors had one message: Drive safely, or risk death. The grim reminder comes just in time for prom season, and daylong programming included a driver's course wearing DUI goggles, participating in field sobriety tests, lecture and testimony. It was organized by The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, the Department of Public Safety and the Sykesville facility. WATCH: Our video shows students taking on the course. Safety experts told 30 juniors and seniors visiting from a Liberty …