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8,628 Citations Issued Over Memorial Day Weekend: Maryland State Police

Troopers also made dozens of arrests over the holiday.

Maryland State Police continue to watch for aggressive, distracted or impaired driving and safety restraint usage. (Patch File Photo)
Maryland State Police continue to watch for aggressive, distracted or impaired driving and safety restraint usage. (Patch File Photo)

State troopers stopped more than 11,000 vehicles over Memorial Day weekend, according to a report from Maryland State Police.

Police offered these preliminary statistics from the weekend:

  • 8,628 traffic citations issued
  • 5,421 warnings issued
  • 107 motorists found to be operating a motor vehicle while impaired
  • 87 arrested for drug offenses
  • 111 arrested for other criminal violations

Maryland State Police announced in advance that officers would be "turning up the heat on enforcement" for the holiday weekend to reduce the number of crashes in which speed, alcohol or other aggressive driving violations contributed.

Troopers will continue to focus on impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers as well as proper use of safety restraints in the coming months, police said.

Related: Maryland State Police Target 4 Areas for Memorial Day Weekend

Jay June 03, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Set up across from the Piney Orchard circle and catch the idiots going to and from the BP gas station. Total lack of courtesy from the dopes that work at that Gas station and their friends.

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