drunk driving

September 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Noah’s Law Stamp Unveiled Day Before Legislation Goes into Effect (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Motor Vehicle Laws, Including Noah’s Law, Take Effect on Oct. 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 session go into effect on Saturday, October 1. The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on […]

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September 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police Officers Arrest Dozens for DUI Over Holiday Weekend

Montgomery County police officers arrested dozens of motorists for driving under the influence (DUI) in Montgomery County over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) spokesperson Paul Starks said officers arrested 49 people between Friday night and noon on Labor Day. “Our cops worked overtime this holiday weekend to keep our roads […]

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June 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available Over July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday weekend and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2016 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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April 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 11, in Montgomery County

Don’t leave the house without the umbrella. Rain is in the forecast today. Here are five more things to know today, April 11, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s down to the wire for Noah’s Law. State lawmakers have until midnight to pass the legislation named for fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. Police Chief […]

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March 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Offered on St. Patrick’s Day

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 18. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), call […]

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March 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Jamie Raskin on ‘Noah’s Law:’ ‘We’ve Got to Stop the Carnage on the Highways’ (VIDEO)

The Maryland State House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved, “Noah’s Law” on March 3. The law is named after Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in a collision on Dec. 3, 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a sponsor of the bill, talks about the details behind “Noah’s Law.” A version […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Asks State Leaders to Support Bills to Prevent Drunk Driving

The Montgomery County Council is asking state leaders in the General Assembly to strongly support several Montgomery County sponsored bills that aim to prevent drunk driving. “As we are all painfully aware, one of our police officers, Noah Leotta, was struck and killed by a drunk driver less than three months ago,” wrote Council President […]

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February 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Police Commander Sends Underage Drinking Warning to Residents

Montgomery County Police Captain David Falcinelli, commander of the 2nd District, says that the Bethesda area has experienced an increase in underage drinking incidents over the last few months. Captain Falcinelli sent an email alert on Tuesday to residents through Montgomery County’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. He warns community members about the consequences of hosting […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Tom Manger Wants Tougher DUI Laws in Maryland

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger provides some sobering stats as he stresses the need for tougher DUI laws in the state of Maryland. Manger’s comments followed a Feb. 12th bond hearing for Luis Reluzco, who faces charges in a Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery […]

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