Ten motorists were arrested and face charges for drunken driving following a three-hour sobriety checkpoint May 25 on Pulaski Highway in Joppa, the county Sheriff's Department said.
The average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was .13, the department said. Motorists found with a blood-alcohol content of between .07 and .10 can be charged with driving under the influence. Motorists with a blood-alcohol content of more than .10 can be charged with driving while intoxicated.
Sheriff's deputies and troopers from the state police barracks atBenson stopped 701 vehicles at the checkpoint, police said.
BROUMEL IS CHIEFS VP
Lt. Col. Thomas P. Broumel, second-in-command at the Harford Sheriff's Department, has been named vice president of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
Broumel, former chief of the Bel Air Police Department, will begin his one-year term at the association's annual conference in September.