2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

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 (November 28 to December 1), task force officers arrested 34 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).
  • During the past 3 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested a total of 130 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.

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Previous Weeks:

2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

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

 

 

Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision in Derwood

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a personal injury hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Derwood this evening.

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at approximately 10:09 p.m., officers from the 5th District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to Muncaster Road in the area of Beechdale Court for a single-vehicle collision with an additional collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling southbound on Muncaster Road when it became involved in a single-vehicle collision on the side of the road.  One of the occupants of the Cobalt exited the vehicle and was struck by a dark-colored Ford Mustang.  The Mustang did not remain on the scene and fled in the direction of Gaithersburg.  Both occupants of the Cobalt were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The striking vehicle is described as a dark-colored Ford Mustang.  The Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the striking vehicle.

The occupants of the Cobalt will be identified once the appropriate notifications are made.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Conducted Tonight; 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.

Tonight, April 6, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police 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: Tonight – Friday, April 6 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)

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

MCP Traffic Division Conducts Operation Safe Ride To School Initiative

Throughout the year, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers, in addition to their daily patrols educating the public on traffic laws and enforcing those laws, conduct focused traffic-safety initiatives. In April, which is recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Police Department has conducted enforcement that focuses on the illegal use of cell phones while driving.  In May, the Police Department will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket Campaign which is intended to increase the awareness of using seat belts and child safety seats and using them properly.

The MCPD – Operation Safe Ride To School initiative is both an educational and enforcement campaign that focuses on distracted driving and seat belt and child safety seat use around Montgomery County Public school entrances and drop-off lanes during the morning arrival of students.  It began this month (April) and will continue in May.  The Department has received numerous complaints and concerns that drivers are talking on cell phones during school drop-off and are not properly securing children in car seats or not using safety seats.  The Department recognizes that the arrival of children at school is often a very active time of heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic and safety during this time is a priority.

In regard to the educational aspect of this Operation Safe Ride To School campaign during April, Traffic Division officers with the assistance of MCPD Cadets and interns have observed morning traffic near elementary and middle schools. Officers have noted the number of cell phone and seat belt and safety seat violations they observed.  The record of those violations are then shared with school officials who in turn share them with parents and guardians.  During May, Traffic Division officers will begin the enforcement component of this initiative and will enforce the illegal use of cell phones by drivers and seat belt and safety seat violations around public schools during the morning arrival of students.

The Department’s goal with this initiative is to work to maximize everyone’s safety during the arrival at school.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

DUICheckpointSignTonight, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department 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. The checkpoint times are approximate and the checkpoint will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

 

WHAT: Sobriety Checkpoint

WHERE: Undisclosed Location

WHEN: Tonight – Friday, April 8 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)

**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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Sobriety Checkpoint Review

The sobriety checkpoint was conducted in the area of University Boulevard E. at Seek Lane in Silver Spring from approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 8 until 2:15 a.m on April 9. Officers arrested 6 people for driving while impaired or under the influence of alcohol/drugs. The average blood alcohol content (BAC) for the arrested suspects was .14. Officers cited 6 people for having an open alcohol container in their vehicle. Officers arrested 3 people for being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.