Monday, December 10, 2012
Police say five were arrested for driving under the influence.
Five drivers were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in a Howard County Police DUI Checkpoint in Ellicott City on the weekend of Dec. 8. According to a statement from the department, nearly 650 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, on Route 40 Westbound at the intersection of Govenors Run Way in Ellicott City on the night of Dec. 8 and the early morning hours of Dec. 9. Members of the Howard County Police Department, the Howard County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk driving (M.A.D.D), and the Maryland State Police staffed the checkpoint The Howard County Department of Police conducted a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, December 8, 2012 into the early morning hours of Sunday, December 9, 2012. The checkpoint was …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police said the holiday period has a high incidence of alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
Howard County Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the county this weekend. Police said the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's has a high incidence of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, with about 25 people per day being killed nationally in impaired-driving crashes. The checkpoint is one of several that have occurred throughout the year. A checkpoint on Route 1 in North Laurel in August netted five arrests and one in Columbia on MD 175 eastbound in March led to the arrest of two people. Twenty-five percent of the county's fatal collisions in 2011 were alcohol-related, according to police. In 2011, police arrested 1,391 individuals for driving under the influence. Sign up for the Columbia Patch…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Police checked licenses, sobriety in North Laurel.
Police arrested five people over the weekend during a sobriety checkpoint in North Laurel, according to a statement from the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) Between Friday night and Saturday morning, police said 690 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was on Route 1 northbound at Davis Avenue and staffed by Maryland State Police and HCPD. Three drivers, including one 18-year-old, were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, said police. The teen was given an additional charge related to being underage, according to Sherry Llewellyn, spokeswoman for HCPD. Two people were arrested for driving on suspended licenses, said police. All drivers were provided with literature on the dangers of drinking and driving, …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Officers will check for alcohol, seatbelt compliance and use of child safety seats.
The Howard County Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the county this weekend, police said in a statement Wednesday. Police will be in marked and unmarked vehicles in a setting with lights and signage. While the department did not say where the checkpoint would be, it did say what officers will be looking for: The checkpoint is partially funded by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office and falls under the Checkpoint Strikeforce, a multi-state initiative to take impaired drivers off the roads. This is the second DUI checkpoint this summer, after police arrested four people for driving under the influence on the Fourth of July. In Howard County, alcohol was involved in 25 percent of fatal crashes last year, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Howard County and Maryland State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Columbia late Saturday.
Police said they arrested two drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol during a scheduled sobriety checkpoint in Columbia from Saturday night into early Sunday. Officers from Howard County and Maryland State Police set up a checkpoint on eastbound MD 175 at Columbia Gateway Drive and observed 858 vehicles, pulling over seven vehicles for further examination, according to Howard County Police Department spokesperson Bryce Buell. In addition to two DUI arrests, police said one driver was arrested for a drug violation and another was arrested for driving with a suspended license. HCPD checkpoints are funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office and are part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign.