Released on February 27, 2020 - 8:51am

Drinking and driving is a poor choice! The Laurel Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10:00pm to 3:00am in the area of Second Street.

Chief Russ Hamill says drive sober or get pulled over! By holding periodic sobriety checkpoints, he believes it raises public awareness and informs citizens about the efforts that are being used to identify and apprehend impaired drivers. Also, it helps to remove drugged and drunk drivers from our communities, making them safer places for everyone to live and thrive. 

Law enforcement agencies are required by law to inform the public about upcoming checkpoints, yet some motorists will still be caught impaired or drunk behind the wheel. The most recent statistics demonstrate that nearly 30 people lose their lives each day in impaired driving related crashes, which comes out to approximately one person being killed every 48 minutes. Many more are injured as well. Simply put, drinking impairs mental and physical coordination, which are all vital requirements to driving a vehicle safely!

If you drive impaired, prepare to lose your driver’s license or get arrested. Worst-case scenario, you could lose your life or take the life of another human being, so remember to stay alive, don’t drink and drive!

Please don’t drink and drive so that everyone can make it home alive! For more information, please contact Sgt. Charles Boswell of the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092.

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