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Maryland State Police Stop 3,227 Drivers on Fourth of July

Officials reported back on how many drivers were arrested, cited or wanted.

Maryland State Police officers patrolled the roads with increased presence over July 4.
Maryland State Police officers patrolled the roads with increased presence over July 4.
Police said officers would be out in force on the Fourth of July, and troopers issued nearly 4,500 citations and warnings over the holiday, according to Maryland State Police.

The following are preliminary statistics outlining the results of holiday patrols, Maryland State Police reported:
  • 3,227 traffic stops
  • 4,500 citations and warnings
  • 350 repair orders issued for defective vehicle equipment
  • 56 impaired drivers arrested
  • 56 criminal arrests
  • 14 wanted people arrested on outstanding criminal warrants
Police said additional traffic enforcement initiatives are in the works for later this summer on the state roads.

In the air, the Maryland State Police's aviation unit reported that it flew 36 patients to lifesaving care over the Fourth of July weekend.

Related: Statewide Drunk Driving Crackdown Over July 4 Holiday

Sara July 09, 2014 at 06:51 AM
Umm...Congratulations??? What are you boasting about?
Buck Harmon July 09, 2014 at 07:37 AM
The police state evolves...
PurpleNeons July 09, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Your correct Buck.....Cops can stop you for any reason and if they don't have one, they will make something up like improper lane change or lack of turn signal or something minor like that. They are slaves to the big fat Federal $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ they get for picking on the low hanging fruit. How many real criminals were arrested on JUly 4th? And of course most cops are power hungry personalities. They get off on lording over everyone else. We all know the cops who are full of bluster and arrogance, geez, there's a couple right here in Bel Air.
DeDe July 09, 2014 at 08:43 AM
What about all the people talking and texting on their phones while driving. If I was a police man, I could have written out so many tickets this weekend. Marylanders are just ignoring the law about using phones while driving.

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