sobriety check point

The following notice has been issued by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – 

Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Friday, December 16, on MD Route 235, within St. Mary’s County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills three people every two hours, according to the United States Department of Transportation.

The checkpoint is one of the several initiatives under the umbrella of “Maximum Deployment,” which will commence on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot with a public roll call.

“Maximum Deployment” is a policing strategy used during the holiday season to target areas of increased crime, subsequently increasing protection in St. Mary’s County.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office uses roadside sobriety checkpoints as one of the tools in the battle against impaired driving. On behalf of Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office, we ask that everyone drive safely during the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons.