A sobriety checkpoint will be set up Monday night in Lanham to cut down on drunken St. Patrick’s Day revelers behind the wheel.
The Prince George’s County Police Department, with assistance from the Maryland State Police, will conduct the check from 6 p.m. to midnight on Monday, March 17, according to a news release. Officers will be stopping drivers in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham.
Last year, nearly 550 drivers were arrested for DUI across Maryland on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, authorities said.
The PGPD blog says the department “wants to ensure revelers rely on more than luck to make it home safely on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re planning an evening of celebration, please plan ahead.”
Party-goers should choose a designated driver, commit to calling a cab or try SoberRide, which offers free cab rides. The program will be running on St. Patrick’s Day from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. The number to call is 1-800-200-TAXI.