County and State Police on Mass Patrol for St. Paddy's Weekend
Police will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers as people celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend.
As people plan for Irish stew and green beers in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, area police will be looking to keep the roads safe by taking drunk drivers off of them.
Dubbed "Project Save Our Loved Ones" (SOLO), the initiative will consist of Anne Arundel County police and Maryland state troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack with specialized training in recognizing impaired driving.
The officers will set up DUI checkpoints and deploy mass patrols in areas around the county known to have frequent instances of impaired driving.
"The intense enforcement effort will occur throughout the entire weekend and include on-duty and off-duty officers," according to a press release from AACOPD.
Project SOLO particularly emphasizes enforcement during night hours, when crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver are four times as likely nationwide, according to the press release.