Charlotte Hall, MD – On Monday, Sept. 7, from midnight to 3 a.m., The Maryland State Police (MSP) Leonardtown Barrack hosted a sobriety checkpoint, which is intended to detect and deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The operation consisted of 13 Troopers from the MSP Leonardtown Barrack and three St. Mary’s County Sheriff deputies. The checkpoint was conducted on MD Route 5 south of Mohawk Drive, Charlotte Hall. The checkpoint focused on the Charlotte Hall area since it has been identified as a high occurrence area of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and DUI related-collisions.

During this operation, a total of 313 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of the 313 vehicles, 12 drivers were pulled to the testing area for sobriety testing. As a result, one motorist was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. Additionally, another motorist was also issued a civil citation for possessing marijuana less than 10 grams.