Saturation Patrols for Impaired Drivers

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CCSO and Other Law Enforcement Agencies to Conduct Saturation Patrols for Impaired Drivers

For many, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular holiday to celebrate. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of impaired drivers, the entire day has also become dangerous. To better protect county roadways and the people who travel them, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Maryland State Police, La Plata Town police and the Maryland Transit Authority police, will conduct several DUI saturation patrols throughout the county starting Friday, March 13 and ending Wednesday, March 18 at 3 a.m. Officers will be looking for impaired drivers. A DUI checkpoint will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at an undisclosed location in the county. Sheriff Troy D. Berry said officers are committed to keeping motorists and pedestrians safe. “If you want to celebrate, make sure you designate a sober driver. It’s just that simple.”

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com<https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipsstart.aspx>. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website<http://www.ccso.us/crime/#crime_solvers>.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us<http://www.ccso.us>.

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