State Troopers Issue Almost 100 Speeding Citations in Enforcement Effort
A stepped-up traffic enforcement on the Capital Beltway stopped 195 cars between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Maryland State Troopers arrested three people for drunk driving and one for a drug violation during a traffic enforcement initiative on the Prince George's County portion of the Beltway late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Troopers stopped 195 vehicles and issued 91 speeding citations, according to a press release from the Maryland State Police. Another 11 people were charged with driving on suspended or revoked licenses.
The stepped-up efforts were part of "Operation Centipede," the goal of which is to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in that region. On Tuesday, two people were killed in a six-car accident on the Beltway near Ritchie Marlboro Road.
Other traffic citations and warnings issued included:
- 66 citations for other violations, three for aggressive driving and six for failing to wear seat belts
- 115 warnings for various traffic offenses
- 13 safety equipment repair orders for faulty vehicle equipment.
There were no traffic fatalities or serious injuries on the Capital Beltway overnight.
An announcement is expected Monday about an HOV lane enforcement initiative planned for next week in the region.