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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sobriety Checkpoint Leads to Arrest in Somerset County

EDEN, Md.- A cooperative effort overnight Friday between the Maryland State Police, the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, the Princess Anne Police Department, the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police resulted in the arrest of one suspected impaired motorist.

This arrest was a result of operation "Checkpoint Strikeforce," conducted between 11:08 p.m. Friday and 1:15 a.m. Saturday at US Route 13 south of Eden Allen Road.

According to police, a total of 743 vehicles were checked during the operation.

Police said Saturday two motorists were pulled to the side for additional field sobriety testing during the checkpoint. Of these, one was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

According to police, two individuals were also arrested and charged with controlled dangerous substance and handgun violations

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