ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Colonel James Teare, Sr.
Chief of Police
PIO Staff: Lieutenant James Fredericks
Office: (410) 222-8700
Mr. Justin Mulcahy
8495 Veterans Highway
Date: September 10th 2009
Millersville, Md. 21108-1485
Release Time: 0952 hours
Chief of Police Colonel James Teare, Sr. announced today that the Anne Arundel County
Police Department would be conducting increased DUI enforcement on Friday September 11,
2009, and Saturday, September 12, 2009. Officers will be specifically assigned to DUI
enforcement in the southern portion of the county. In 2008, the area south of Annapolis in Anne
Arundel County accounted for approximately 17.5 percent of all DUI arrests and 26.2 percent of
those were the result of a DUI related crash.
Enforcement efforts will include a DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols in the area. The
Department’s 80th checkpoint will be conducted on September 11, 2009, on Southern Maryland
Blvd. (MD Rt. 4) in Lothian and will support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) “Checkpoint Strikeforce” and
“Crackdown on Country Roads” impaired driving initiatives. This initiative is a border to border
enforcement effort coordinated with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, who will be conducting
a checkpoint on northbound Route 4 in Calvert County.
Historically, DUI checkpoints and increased patrols have been an effective strategy for
removing drunk or drugged drivers from the road. Checkpoints are also an effective prevention
tool by increasing the perception of risk for detection and arrest. During previous checkpoints in
Anne Arundel County, 382 arrests for DUI and 103 arrests for drug offenses have been made
after making contact with the drivers of nearly 68,500 vehicles.
Checkpoints are an element of an overall s