August 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loaded Gun Found in Car of Woman Arrested for Drunken Driving

Montgomery County Police charged a Gaithersburg woman with driving under the influence of alcohol, transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Sunday, according to police report. At approximately 1:20 a.m., an officer from MCPD’s Alcohol Initiatives Unit noticed Stephanie Vasquez, 25, driving erratically down Georgia Avenue […]

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January 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Holiday Task Force Officers Arrest 288 People for DUI, Compared to 323 Last Year

The eight-week Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force ended on Jan. 5.  The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) created the task force to dedicate officers to arrest people driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs. The force began on Nov. 13. In total, task force officers arrested 288 people for DUI. This […]

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December 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cientos de Detenidos por Manejar Ebrios en Montgomery

Los oficiales del Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Alcohol durante las Fiestas están dedicado todo su tiempo y atención a detectar delitos relacionados con el alcohol, en esta temporada de fiestas, así lo anunció el departamento de policía del condado de Montgomery. Durante la ejecución de la semana pasada (11 de diciembre al 15 de […]

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December 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Refuerza Medidas para Detener a Conductores Ebrios

Los oficiales del Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Alcohol durante las Fiestas han dedicado todo su tiempo y atención a detectar delitos relacionados con el alcohol en esta temporada, así lo informó el departamento de policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). Durante la operación policial de la semana del 20 de noviembre al 24 de […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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March 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State Police SPIDRE Team Increasing Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 […]

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January 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Alcohol Holiday Task Force Makes Nearly 200 Arrests in First 7 Weeks

Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force has released the results of their  seventh week of enforcement efforts.  The task force made 13 arrests of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.  Also, a driver struck a parked car while fleeing from a task force stop on the night of […]

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December 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two More Arrested for DUI as Police Investigate Fatal Crash

While Montgomery County police officers were investigating Saturday a traffic death allegedly caused by alcohol, two other drivers arriving at the crash scene were arrested for driving under the influence, a police statement released Tuesday said. The arrests occurred as a portion of Rockville Pike was closed after a BMW driver hit a scooter driver. […]

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December 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Alcohol-Related Car Crashes on the Rise, According to Maryland State Police

Alcohol-related crashes have increased compared to last year, according to Maryland State Police. Over the weekend, officers responded to 18 incidents involving alcohol across the state. “This same time last year, there were 13 DUI crashes compared to 18 this year” Elena Russo, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police said. Russo said drivers can expect […]

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June 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Announce Plans to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Montgomery County police officers have announced that they are setting up a sobriety checkpoint Friday night. Police said the checkpoint is a component of the department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. MCP Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight – have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver: https://t.co/8GqsByTy7T — Montgomery Co Police […]

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