Troopers over the weekend made more than 3,800 traffic stops that led to dozens of impaired driving arrests and the recovery of multiple loaded handguns and drugs, according to a press release.
Statewide, Maryland State Police troopers arrested 59 impaired drivers between Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9. Two of the impaired drivers arrested were also charged with illegally being in possession of a firearm. A third loaded handgun was recovered from a traffic stop and the driver was also in possession of drugs. In addition to the impaired driving arrests, troopers issued 2,774 citations, 2,631 warnings and 447 safety equipment repair orders.
The MSP will be working additional impaired driving patrols throughout the year. These high visibility enforcement efforts reduce the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads, according to the press release.