Maryland State Police Arrest Over 100 for DUI on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Wheaton, Maryland

DUI St. Patrick’s DayAccording to the Maryland State Police, over 100 people were arrested for alleged DUI offenses during the weekend of March 14 to 17. Police routinely beef up sobriety checkpoints and patrols during St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend due to an increase in the number of drivers who may have been celebrating one or more nights, including Monday, March 17, officially St. Patrick’s Day.

Authorities say 120 people were arrested throughout the state. Worcester County saw 17 DUI arrests, followed by Baltimore County with 13. There were 11 arrests at the JFK Highway Barrack along I-95 north of Baltimore, as well as the Rockville Barrack in Montgomery County.

Along with drivers who police suspected of driving under the influence, there were a number of car accidents that were the result of drivers who were allegedly drunk.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol isn’t new, and seems to be encouraged in many places. However, celebrating and then driving means you are taking chances that can impact you for years. Besides knowing that the police are out more than usual on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, drinking and driving any time is risky. Putting yourself and others at risk after drinking should be considered, no matter what weekend or holiday it is. Even if you don’t believe your judgment is impaired, if you are pulled over and there is suspicion you have been drinking, you may be arrested.

If you have been arrested for suspicion of DUI in the Montgomery County area, please contact the Law Office of Leon A. Geller today.