Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement Continues – Week Three

The Holiday Alcohol Task Force officers have been devoting their full-time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

During this past week’s enforcement (November 26 to December 1), task force officers arrested 38 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).**

During the past three weeks of the Holiday Alcohol Task Force, task force officers have arrested 107 people for DUI.**

**It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the overall number of DUI arrests made by officers during this time period is higher.

During this week of enforcement, task force officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on eastbound University Boulevard West in the area of Amherst Avenue in Wheaton.  Near the Wheaton Forest Local Park (1700 University Boulevard West), the same vehicle passed a task force officer’s cruiser at a high rate of speed.  Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle, but the vehicle continued speeding.  Believing that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, officers pursued the vehicle for approximately one mile when the driver lost control of his vehicle in a parking lot on Access Road and struck a curb.  The vehicle became disabled and the driver fled.  The 44-year-old male from Baltimore was quickly apprehended in the area and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and additional traffic offenses.

Vehicle that fled from Holiday Task Force officers.

Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement Continues – Week Two

The Holiday Alcohol Task Force officers have been devoting their full-time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

  • During this past week’s enforcement (November 20 to November 24), task force officers arrested 36 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).**

 

  • During the past two weeks of the Holiday Alcohol Task Force, task force officers have arrested 69 people for DUI.**

**It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the overall number of DUI arrests made by officers during this time period is higher.

During this week of enforcement, a task force officer arrested a driver for possession of a handgun during a traffic stop in Silver Spring.

Members of the 2019 Holiday Alcohol Task Force

Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Conducted Tomorrow Night; Always Choose A Sober Driver

The Montgomery County Police Department is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

Tomorrow night, March 2, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Gaithersburg Police Department, and deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

Where: Undisclosed Location

When: Tomorrow night – Saturday, March 2 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. and weather permitting)

**The media is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**

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2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 7

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

During this past week’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force (December 26 to December 29), task force officers arrested 42 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).

During the past seven weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested a total of 286 people for DUI.

This year’s alcohol holiday task force will conclude on January 5, 2019.

Please note: The above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

RLI

 

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 6

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 5

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 4

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

MCPD Alcohol Holiday Task Force Begins; Always Choose A Sober Ride

 

We Take it Seriously

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 6

We Take it Seriously

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

During this past week’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force (December 19 to December 22), task force officers arrested 36 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).

During the past six weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested a total of 244 people for DUI.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

RLG

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 5

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 4

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

MCPD Alcohol Holiday Task Force Begins; Always Choose A Sober Ride