Two cited for marijuana at sobriety checkpoint
CENTREVILLE — No drunk drivers were found in a St. Patrick’s Day sobriety checkpoint north of Centreville. The Maryland State Police, Department of Natural Resources Police, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office and Centreville Police Department joined in the cooperative effort aimed at educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving as well as preventing impaired driving.
The checkpoint — funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office — was conducted between 9:30 and 11 p.m March 17 in the area of Route 213 South and Purple Martin Road. Officers checked 116 vehicles during the operation.
MSP Sgt. Andrew Williams said two motorists were pulled to the side for additional testing and a probable cause search of the vehicles. The individuals passed the sobriety test, but were issued a civil citation for marijuana less than 10 grams.
The checkpoint was manned by nine state troopers, one Natural Resources Police officer, four Queen Anne’s County deputies and two Centreville Police Department officers. The State Highway Administration (Centreville office) assisted with the site set up and traffic direction.