PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police plan to conduct saturation patrols for drunken or impaired drivers in every county for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. 

Superintendent Col. Terrence B. Sheridan says St. Patrick’s Day celebrations increase the number of drunken drivers on the road. He says additional DUI patrols from the 22 state police barracks will help troopers keep highways safe. St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday. 

The additional troopers on duty will be on overtime and funded through a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. bb says:

    Horray for Maryland.

  2. elvis says:

    just a way to rob us blindpure comminision

  3. doubleju says:

    To Elvis: excuse me, but what in H..l is “blindpure comminision” ??? Are you driving under DUI, even before St. Patrick’s Day???

  4. Bill says:

    Just set up in Belair Town Center around 5 north Main street starting at 9:00 AM and lasting till 10:00 PM and the police would run out of tickets and jail cells! It is amazing what happens around those Court Houses!

    1. b says:

      That’s like a dui check point outside of Denny’s or taco bell at 1 am. I call that cheating.

  5. Timothy Bradley says:

    What’s new?

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