“Sheriff’s Office to conduct sobriety checkpoint”
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, together with members of the Maryland State Police, Mt. Airy Police Department, Westminster Police Department, and the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location on August 21st, 2021, to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the roads. The checkpoint is part of the agency’s traffic safety initiative to keep county roads safe for residents and travelers. The checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights, and uniformed officers.
The department conducts several checkpoints throughout the year, in addition to utilizing special enforcement details specifically targeting drunk and drugged drivers. Checkpoints conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office are part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and are funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for Maryland residents. Police urge drivers to always drive sober, obey the speed limit, wear a seat belt, and eliminate distractions. If you see an impaired driver on the road, please call 911.