St. Patrick's Day DUI arrests
More than 400 drivers were arrested for drunken driving in Maryland during the period including St. Patrick's Day, as state law enforcement agencies made a concerted effort to catch them on a day noted for excessive drinking.
More than 5,900 drivers were stopped at checkpoints or pulled over by officers statewide, according to Col. George Johnson, chief of the Department of Natural Resources Police and president of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
"Local law enforcement agencies across the state made 403 impaired-driving arrests and issued another 398 citations for other traffic violations during the recent St. Patrick's Day enforcement operations that began the weekend of March 12th through 14th and continued through St. Patrick's Day," Johnson said.
-- Ashley Halsey III
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