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(PIKESVILLE, MD – Feb 7, 2011) – Maryland state troopers arrested dozens of suspected drunk drivers and issued more than 3,000 traffic citations and warnings as part of increased patrols yesterday.
Troopers arrested 42 drunk drivers and issued 1,653 traffic citations and 1,604 warnings as part of increased patrols on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Troopers also made 22 criminal arrests and recovered two guns. Each of the 22 Maryland State Police barracks had special DUI saturation patrols assigned yesterday.
DUI arrests seemed to be spread geographically across the state. Troopers at the Easton Barrack on the Eastern Shore, JFK Memorial Highway Barrack on I-95, and the College Park Barrack on I-495 made four DUI arrests in their patrol areas. Three DUI arrests were made at the Salisbury Barrack in Wicomico County, the Golden Ring Barrack in Baltimore County, the Prince Frederick Barrack in Calvert County, and the Berlin Barrack in Worcester County.
Troopers at the Westminster Barrack handled a fatal crash late Saturday night in which one person was killed. Preliminary information does not indicate that alcohol was a factor.