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Police to Patrol for DUI Violations Friday on Pulaski Highway

State police and local officers in Baltimore and Harford counties will patrol from Rosedale to Joppatowne.

Maryland State Police and Baltimore County police officers will join in a multi-jurisdictional DUI patrol Friday night on Pulaski Highway.

The patrol, scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, will seek to identify drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Baltimore County police said in a news release.

What the release called a "saturation patrol" from Rosedale to Joppatowne will also include officers from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The patrol is partially funded with a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

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Gil January 28, 2013 at 11:43 PM
The reason involving this thread is the subject of the thread, Police patrol for DUI violations. That is an ongoing operation. Police are very creative, the reason is close at hand for stopping anyone at anytime.
FIFA January 28, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Here's the bigger problem Gil. If the purpose is to catch people driving home intoxicated, why make it difficult. Send undercover officers into the various bars and observe who is drunk. Stop them before they drive out of the parking lot. Instead they wait until they get on Route 40 or Belair Road and hope to see who is weaving? Of course, bar, tavern and restaurant owners would scream at the top of their lungs about the lost revenue. Thus we are stuck with the system we have and the mayhem that results.
Gil January 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Do you really think in the years of DUI enforcement your idea has not been tried? Obviously this kind of enforcement yields the greatest number of drunks.
FIFA January 29, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Actually Gil, they don't wait inside. Instead they sometimes sit in the parking lots at The Avenue. The jail is nearby and they do a good trade. I seriously doubt driving up and down Route 40 yields more drunks than watching the patrons at The Avenue. There are a lot of restaurants/bars there with more than enough drunks driving home. The FOP just has a political problem, how do they ask for donations from the very businesses that they would hurt? So they wait outside. Less obvious that way.
Gil January 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Bar owners hate drunks as much as MADD does, they give bars a bad reputation.


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