Adrienne Diaczok, MDOT MVA
MDOT MVA Urges Drivers to Always Have a Sober Ride & Look Out for Pedestrians This Halloween
Law Enforcement Increasing DUI Patrols Statewide
GLEN BURNIE, MD (Oct. 26, 2018) – Every year, both children and adults look forward to Halloween; but it can turn deadly for pedestrians and motorists alike. Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials are urging everyone to driver sober and stay alert along our roadways this Halloween.
“As part of the Hogan administration’s mission to save lives on Maryland roads, MDOT joins partners statewide to remind our citizens that drunk and/or drugged drivers remain one of our biggest threats around Halloween,” said Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.
Over the past five years in Maryland, more than 17,200 persons were either killed or injured in a crash where drugs and/or alcohol were involved. Law enforcement across the state is stepping up DUI patrols to keep pedestrians and motorists safe this holiday. Each year, there are roughly 20,000 DUI arrests in Maryland alone. Penalties for a DUI include court costs, fines, lost time from work, court-required classes, and enrollment in Maryland’s ignition interlock program.