The Baltimore County Police Department says it will be cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend.
Officers from the BCPD and the Maryland State Police will be teaming up to catch drugged and drunk drivers in a DUI saturation patrol.
Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. ET on April 18, 19 and 20, officers will be patrolling along major roads in the Towson and Timonium areas looking for drivers believed to be under the influence.
Officers will also focus their efforts on identifying underage drivers who have consumed alcohol.
These patrols are part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent drivers from operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, promote community education, and ensure enforcement of laws to reduce the number of alcohol-involved crashes.
Police are reminding residents to drink responsibly, use a designated driver or take a taxi.
Grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office will be used to partially fund this patrol event.