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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Two motorists were arrested and charged with drunken driving at a Howard County sobriety checkpoint late Saturday, police said in a statement, adding that officers also arrested two more drivers on other charges. Police said that of the 858 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint - which was in force into the early-morning hours Sunday on eastbound MD Route 175 at Columbia Gateway Drive - seven were pulled over for examination. Two of the drivers were arrested and charged with driving under the influence, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 26, 2013
Howard County police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location. The checkpoint is being done to "to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the roads," and is part of the initiative aimed at keeping county roads safe, according to a news release. According to police, the checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers who willutilize both marked and unmarked vehicles and will be checking for violations including driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to use seat belts and failure to use child safety seats.
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NEWS
April 12, 1992
Drunken and drugged drivers were the targets this weekend of a sobering dart thrown by the Howard County Police Department: its first sobriety checkpoint operation of the year.The checkpoints were established in 1988 "to remind people not to drink and drive," said Sgt. Gary Gardner, a police spokesman. "It's a way of reaching a lot of people."In 1989, 45,500 people died in accidents nationwide. Forty-nine percent -- 22,415 -- of those accidents were alcohol-related.In county sobriety checkpoints, 241 motorists have been charged with drunken driving, and 30 have been booked on other criminal charges, including handgun and drug violations, Gardner said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
A Baltimore County police captain was arrested at a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint and has since been moved to administrative duty, the department said in a statement Monday. Capt. Matthew McElwee, 43, of the Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown, received citations from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office accusing him of driving while intoxicated and driving while under the influence. He did not respond to requests for comment Monday. Baltimore County police said he was driving his personal vehicle and was not carrying a weapon at the time.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | July 3, 1991
County police arrested a record-high 18 people Friday during a drunken driving roadblock that gave the officers' latest weapon, a video camera, its trial run.The roadblock, set up on U.S. 40 just insidethe border with Baltimore County, checked approximately 550 motorists and was the first time county police have used a video camera to record field sobriety tests.Four video cameras were donated to Howard County police by Aetna Life and Casualty and the Maryland branch of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
FEATURES
By Steve Morse and Jim Sullivan and Steve Morse and Jim Sullivan,BOSTON GLOBE | August 2, 1996
BOSTON -- Tim Collins, who managed Aerosmith for 12 years and helped revive the band's career and steer its members to sobriety, was fired Wednesday by the band during a 14-minute meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel.Collins led the group out of a drug-wracked tailspin in the mid-'80s to become one of the most highly paid rock bands, signed to a $50 million contract with Sony."They're great entertainers, but I had a definite vision, and they told me today that they don't share that vision," Collins said after the meeting.
NEWS
December 4, 1992
County police say they plan to set up sobriety checkpoints over the holidays and will strictly enforce speed limits and ticket any motorist caught not wearing a seat belt.The efforts are part of designating December as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.Police Chief James N. Robey said police will set up two sobriety checkpoints during the month."It is our way of trying to keep you alive," he said during a ceremony this week announcing the plans.So far, sobriety checkpoints in the county have netted about 283 arrests, including alcohol and CDS violations, weapons violations and resisting arrest, police said.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1999
The 19-year-old son of Gov. Parris N. Glendening was arrested early yesterday on drunken driving charges after his car struck a utility pole near College Park and he failed three sobriety tests, Prince George's County police said.Raymond H. Glendening was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. A DWI conviction carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, while a conviction for driving under the influence could mean up to two months in jail and a $500 fine.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Robert E. Lipscomb, a retired millwright who was a guiding force behind Chip House, a halfway house for recovering alcoholics in Charles Village, died Wednesday of a heart condition at his home in Parkville. He was 73. Mr. Lipscomb was born and raised in Baltimore, joined the merchant marine when he was 16 and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. For many years, he operated his business servicing and repairing large conveyer belts at power plants and manufacturing operations, including Bethlehem Steel Corp.
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By From Staff Reports | May 25, 1994
Two men on their way home from the Preakness were charged with driving under the influence after they stopped at a South Carroll service station where Natural Resources Police were buying gas.One of the drivers also was charged with possession of marijuana, police said yesterday.The NRP officers said they had stopped at the service station on Liberty at Oakland Mill roads Saturday when they were approached by a Laurel woman, who appeared to be intoxicated and asked where she was.She told the officers she had accepted a ride from a man who was waiting in a truck nearby.
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Staff Reports | March 17, 2013
David Johnson of Fells Point said he and his wife were awakened early on Sunday morning at about 2 a.m. to the sound of revelers' voices in front of their residence. He said his wife asked the group if they could quiet down. When the couple awoke this morning, they found two large planters at the front stoop smashed, the soil spilling onto the sidewalk. "I guess their response was to smash our planters," said Johnson, who said he reported the incident to Baltimore City police.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
The Sun editorial regarding the drunk driving charge of Baltimore County 3rd District Councilman Todd Huff is very troubling ("Sobriety test," Feb. 26). The council is faced with difficult, challenging times requiring responsible decision making by its members. The actions of Mr. Huff - driving with headlights off on York Road at 2:30 a.m. with an alcohol level of 0.20, far above the legal level - were very dangerous. Serious or fatal injuries could easily have resulted as his Jeep suddenly appeared out of the darkness.
NEWS
February 25, 2013
Todd Huff isn't the first Baltimore County councilman to be arrested for drunk driving, and if he's convicted of the crime, he won't be the first in that regard either. And we will not delude ourselves by expecting him to be the last to face such charges - at least not in a nation where 1.4 million people are arrested annually for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But the circumstances of Mr. Huff's arrest are disappointing to say the least and raise serious questions about his judgment - not only in his choice to get behind the wheel of his county-owned vehicle after drinking enough at the Towson Elks Lodge to record a .20 on an alcohol breath test but in telling police after his arrest that he wanted to call "Jim Johnson," an obvious reference to the county's police chief.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Two motorists were arrested and charged with drunken driving at a Howard County sobriety checkpoint late Saturday, police said in a statement, adding that officers also arrested two more drivers on other charges. Police said that of the 858 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint - which was in force into the early-morning hours Sunday on eastbound MD Route 175 at Columbia Gateway Drive - seven were pulled over for examination. Two of the drivers were arrested and charged with driving under the influence, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2011
For Duncan Sheik, June 7 will forever be a day mired in mixed emotions. It was then, earlier this year, that his seventh album, "Covers 80's," hit stores. The 12-track album features Sheik's deconstructions of his British new-wave favorites, such as New Order's "Low-Life" and Japan's "Gentlemen Take Polaroids. " As the 42-year-old singer-songwriter put it recently, the songs "seemed to capture that angst teenage moment I was going through in the '80s. " But on the day the album dropped, Sheik canceled his summer tour and entered a treatment center for alcohol addiction.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2011
Margaret DeB. "Peg" McAllen, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed writing, died May 28 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 84. Margaret DeBrodt was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly. She was a 1943 graduate of Eastern High School. She was married in 1946 to Willis "Mac" McAllen, a Chrysler Corp. sales representative, who died in 2000. The couple lived for many years in Wiltondale. Mrs. McAllen moved in 2003 to Aigburth Manor, a Towson retirement home. Throughout her life, Mrs. McAllen enjoyed writing and was a frequent contributor of letters to the editor on a variety of subjects, which were published in The Baltimore Sun. She was also a longtime member of the Wednesday Writers Group.
NEWS
July 16, 1997
County police will check for drunken and drugged drivers Friday in Edgewater during their fifth DWI sobriety checkpoint this year.Officers will begin stopping motorists about 11 p.m. Friday and continue through 3 a.m. Saturday. They did not say where they will set up the checkpoint.Police arrested 46 people on charges of driving while intoxicated and seven on drug charges in the first four checkpoints in Annapolis, Brooklyn Park, Maryland City and Pasadena. The program is part of an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents caused by drunken and drugged drivers by getting them off the streets.
NEWS
July 13, 2002
IS THIS any way to run an airline? This month, two pilots for America West Airlines were arrested for attempting to fly a planeload of people from Miami to Phoenix while drunk - the pilots, that is, not the passengers. Earlier this week, when a passenger boarding an America West flight in San Francisco joked to a flight attendant, "Have you checked your crew for sobriety?" the airlines kicked her off the plane. Seems they were offended because they thought she was serious. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable question to us.
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