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Sheriff's Office plans DUI Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl Weekend
Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; January 29, 2015 ----- The Super Bowl is America’s most watched sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on having any alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, make a plan to get home safely now and stick to your plan on game day.
According to data from NHTSA, in 2012 there were 10,322 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States—31 percent of all crash fatalities in the nation. Although a driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states, it is important to remember that impairment begins with the first drink. . This February 1, don’t become a tragic Super Bowl stat.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will have additional deputies working Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Enforcement activity will emphasize impaired and distracted driving, with the goal of improving safety on Carroll County roadways. Funding for the additional patrols provided by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office.
A few reminders and tips from the Maryland MVA Highway Safety Office and the Toward Zero Deaths campaign:
If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:
Note: Maryland’s Toward Zero Deaths campaign focuses on preventing impaired driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving, while also promoting seat belt use and pedestrian safety. For more information on the Toward Zero Deaths campaign or for additional resources, please visit www.towardzerodeathsmd.com
Sheriff DeWees completes Maryland Sheriff's Association Training
Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; January 9, 2015 ------ Sheriff Jim DeWees has just completed a two day Maryland Sheriff’s Association event, which was held on Thursday, January 8th, and Friday January 9th, at the Rocky Gap Conference Center, in Flintstone, Maryland.
This was the first opportunity for the newly elected Sheriffs to attend a Maryland Sheriff’s Association event. Sheriffs in attendance received training by senior Sheriffs and other speakers regarding ethics, human resources, and the constitution. The meeting also included a roundtable with all Sheriffs on best practices and issues affecting their counties. These discussions resulted in an excellent networking opportunity, which will provide valuable resources for each of the represented counties.