PRINCE FREDERICK, MD -As the summer travel season nears it is once again time to remember that the number of motorists will increase as many folks take to the roads to go on vacation, visit historic sites, or just enjoy a weekend ride. More motorcycles and bicycles will be joining cars on the roadways of Calvert County. The Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office reminds all drivers to be courteous towards fellow motorists and remain vigilant when operating their vehicles.
In the month of April Calvert County will host many events that will attract visitors from all over the United States. The events such as the Tiki Bar Opening Weekend in Solomons, Celtic Festival in St. Leonard are just the highlights of the busy month in Calvert County. The Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office participates in the Checkpoint Strikeforce initiative and will be conducting a DUI checkpoints as well as continued DUI enforcement and patrols between April 15thand April 30th, 2010. The Sheriffâ€™s Office will distribute information about Maryland laws and penalties for driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Motorists who are driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will be caught, arrested and prosecuted.
Many county residents are motorcycle riders and enjoy riding on Calvertâ€™s and Southern Maryland roadways. The Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office continues enforcement efforts to ensure motorcycle safety. Remember, that operating a motorcycle takes additional coordination and fine motor skills that are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
â€śI would like to remind our residents and visitors that Traffic Safety remains our top priorityâ€ť, said Sheriff Mike Evans, â€śWe do not take drunk driving lightly in Calvert County, the enforcement will continue to be aggressive and those who choose to drink and drive will face the consequences.â€ť
The Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office asks you to report drunk driving by calling 911. If you see a drunk driver on the road, call police as soon as possible and be sure to provide a description of the vehicle including its make, model, tag number, color, location and direction of travel.
Additional information can be found on the Maryland Impaired Driving Coalitionâ€™s new websiteâ€śDUI is for Losers,â€ťwhich is designed to raise awareness of the negative outcomes from the decision to drive drunk. To learn more about the â€śDUI is for Losersâ€ť campaign,visit www.DUIisForLosers.com.