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Impaired-Driving Enforcement Continues with Holiday Alcohol Task Force

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Impaired-Driving Enforcement

  • Over the Halloween weekend (October 31 and November 1), Montgomery County police (MCP) officers arrested 24 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).
  • This past Friday evening (November 13), every police recruit went on a ride along with a current officer to observe the detection of impaired driving.  On that night, those current officers arrested (a total of) seven drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  In total, 11 people were arrested for DUI by MCP officers on that night.
Holiday Alcohol Task Force - Focused Enforcement

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays approaching, there may be an increase in events that involve the consumption of alcohol.  The Department wants to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season and urges people to make the decision to always choose a sober ride.

The Montgomery County Police Holiday Alcohol Task Force will be devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.  The task force is comprised of officers from: the Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from the six police districts, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department – Montgomery County Division, the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Takoma Park Police Department, troopers from Maryland State Police, sheriff deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and officials from the Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Alcohol Enforcement Team.

The task force begins tomorrow, November 18, and will continue through January 9, 2021.

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Release ID: 20-452
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
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