drunk driving

February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Officer Leotta’s Parents and Police Chief Tom Manger Push for ‘Noah’s Law’ in Annapolis

Officer Noah Leotta’s parents and Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger joined Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Annapolis on Wednesday to push for stronger ignition interlock laws in Maryland. At a news conference, MADD officials unveiled a report, dedicated to Officer Noah Leotta, on ignition interlock systems and the number of times the devices have […]

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December 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Holiday Rides Program Offers Alternative to Drinking and Driving

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving in Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is partnering with a local transportation service to offer $20 gift cards towards a designated driver this holiday season. The Holiday Rides Program is available now through January 1, 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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December 18, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Partners with MillerCoors to Offer Free Rides on New Year’s Eve (PHOTO)

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving, Metro announced its partnership with MillerCoors and will provide free rides on all Metrorail and Metrobus routes beginning on Friday Jan. 1 at midnight until 3 a.m. “I am pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with Miller Lite to support safe transportation for our customers on […]

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December 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Charles County Sheriff’s Office in Partnership with Six Allied Agencies Honoring Officer Leotta (PHOTO)

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations unit will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in memory of Officer Noah Leotta. The sobriety checkpoint will be in partnership with the Montgomery County Police Department, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Police, and the Maryland […]

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December 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy on Death of Officer Noah Leotta

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy has released a statement about the death of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta: “Today is a sad day for the Montgomery County Police Department, the Office of State’s Attorney and the people of Maryland. I have extended my condolences personally to Officer Leotta’s family for the loss of […]

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December 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Police Chief Manger Pays Tribute to Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department paid tribute to Officer Noah Leotta at the 4th District Police Station on Dec. 10th in Wheaton. Hundreds of officers lined the street as a procession passed by in front of the station on Randolph Road. “The residents of this county lost a great cop,” said Chief Tom Manger. […]

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December 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Officer Noah Leotta Dies at Age 24 (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who was struck by a vehicle one week ago today while working as part of a Holiday Task Force in Rockville, has passed away at a local hospital. The Montgomery County Police Department paid tribute to Leotta today outside the Wheaton Police Station on Randolph Road. Leotta, 24, […]

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November 26, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Police Holiday Alcohol Task Force Targets Drunk Drivers (PHOTOS)

For Montgomery County police, the holiday season is a time to be extra vigilant when it comes to drunk drivers. That’s why there is a special task force in place. The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force is made up of multiple departments including, officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section, patrol officers from six […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Family of Wootton Teen Killed in Crash Releases a Statement

David and Pamela Murk, the parents of 18-year-old Alex Murk who died in a car crash on June 25 in Potomac, released a statement on Sept. 21 in response to a Montgomery County police report. The crash also killed Calvin Li, 18, of Rockville. Murk and Li were both members of Wootton High School’s class of […]

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July 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

SoberRide Offered Over July Fourth Holiday

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2015 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 until 4 a.m. July 5. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), call 800.200.8294 (TAXI). […]

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