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Sheriff: Two Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

In total, 260 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Department reports that two men were arrested during the weekend at a sobriety checkpoint in Hampstead.

According to a news release, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies were joined by members of the Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Highway Administration and Catherine’s Cause Saturday night to conduct a sobriety checkpoint. 

The checkpoint operated from 11 p.m. to approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning on the 2200 Block of Hanover Pike, in Hampstead.  In total, 260 vehicles passed through the Checkpoint, resulting in two arrests according to police. 

A 43-year-old Hanover, PA, man was arrested for suspicion of alcohol impairment and released to a sober driver on citations after refusing to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test police said. 

A 24-year-old Millers man was also arrested and released on citations for possession of personal use quantities of marijuana and associated paraphernalia after deputies smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle according to police. 

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Steve March 18, 2013 at 06:12 PM
260 drivers inconvenienced and only one DUI arrest? They could have sat outside a bar and did better than this.
Steve March 18, 2013 at 09:15 PM
.......and the 1 out of 260 people they do get, turns out to be a drunken Baltimore County Police Captain. I wonder if he was driving a County car?
Kym Byrnes March 18, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Police said he was driving a personal car and was not carrying a weapon. There's more information here. http://patch.com/A-2Rtp
Leslie Frei March 19, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Of course he was released with citations. Would have been an arrest with a citizen.
Ed March 23, 2013 at 03:32 AM
"A 43-year-old Hanover, PA, man was arrested for suspicion of alcohol impairment and released to a sober driver on citations after refusing to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test police said." Apparently reading is not a requirement to post a comment.He WAS arrested. As in most cases of apparent impairment, he was given citations and released pending trial. Exactly how do you think this would have been done differently for a "regular" citizen? They did the exact same thing for the other person nailed at the stop for possession of pot. Exactly HOW is the cop getting special treatment?

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