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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Highway Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways for the Memorial Day weekend. An average of 312 fatal accidents occur each year at this time, making it the deadliest holiday in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that […]

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July 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Field 281 Calls for Accidents During Flood Watch

The rainy weather on Friday and Saturday kept Maryland troopers busy responding to accident calls. According to the department’s Twitter account, troopers fielded 281 accident-related calls within a 24-hour period Friday – Saturday while much of the state was under a flood watch. That includes dozens of disabled or unattended vehicles. Troopers said the Rockville […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Man Returns Home Safe and Unharmed

Update: Orlando Brown returned home this afternoon safe & unharmed. Silver Alert has been cancelled. TY for Sharing! https://t.co/SQsmPpnZry pic.twitter.com/QSjr32iuZJ — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) July 7, 2017 Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen in Damascus July 5. According to a MCPD news release, […]

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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Make More Than 9,300 Traffic Stops During Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland troopers made more than 9,300 traffic stops over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, between June 30 and July 4. Police said the stops resulted in the arrests of 112 impaired drivers and thousands of citations, warnings and 888 equipment repair orders. According to police, the extra enforcement resulted in fewer crashes this year […]

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June 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-270 at Darnestown Road

Maryland troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last night on I-270 northbound at Darnestown Road in Rockville. Police officers said they received a call about the single vehicle collision in the local lanes of I-270 at 11:10 p.m. on June 1st. According to a police account, the preliminary investigation indicates that the operator […]

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May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Troopers Make More Than 7,800 Traffic Stops on Memorial Day Weekend

Maryland troopers made more than 7,800 traffic stops on state roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. According to a Maryland State Police Department Facebook post, the stops resulted in the arrest of 111 impaired drivers. Police said their holiday traffic enforcement took place between May 26 and May 30. During that time period, troopers […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Are Increasing Patrols on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Maryland troopers are stepping up patrols on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. According to a Maryland State Police Department news release, police will be focusing on impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers. “If alcohol is part of your celebration, then driving should not be,” said Colonel William Pallozzi. “We will accept no excuses and will have zero […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Clear Your Car: Troopers Warn of Flying Ice on Local Roads

Maryland troopers are warning motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles after several drivers were injured on Wednesday by glass from windshields broken by flying ice. According to a Maryland State Police Department news release, troopers at the College Park Barrack responded to multiple calls involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off of […]

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