2 charged with DWI, about 730 stopped at sobriety checkpoint

December 20, 1992|By Staff Report

Two people were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated at a sobriety checkpoint near Westminster Friday night.

About 730 people were stopped by police at the three-hour checkpoint near Route 140 and Leidy Road that started at 11 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Ron Mosco, a duty sergeant at Westminster Barracks.

"I think the operation was to let people know we are out there and that it isn't right to drive around drunk," Sergeant Mosco said.

The checkpoint site was chosen as a result of alcohol relate motor vehicle crashes from 1988 through 1990 compiled by the Maryland State police Central Accident Records Unit.

The operation was held by police in conjunction with Nationa Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

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