Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans and Lt. Randy Stephens, Commander of the Prince Frederick MSP Barrack are reminding motorists that they have scheduled extra DUI enforcement efforts this weekend, in anticipation of impaired drivers leaving Super Bowl parties.
“A little planning can prevent a tragedy,” stated Lt. Stephens. “Members of the Calvert County Traffic Safety Council have dedicated many hours to raising awareness of the need to use a sober driver, especially during times of the year when drinking is more likely to occur. Maryland State Police Troopers will be enforcing the DUI laws for those motorists that don’t use that advice.”
Sheriff Evans added, “We are also requesting that motorists call 911 if they see an impaired driver on the road. Between those motorists and increased manpower, we hope to prevent the tragedies that we’ve seen in Calvert County following previous Super Bowl games.”
These efforts will be conducted by law enforcement officers on overtime, and efforts will be funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s Community Traffic Safety Program grant funds, which are distributed by the Calvert County Traffic Safety Council.