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Deputies distribute drinking and driving pamphlets

July 29, 2006

Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday handed out drinking and driving law pamphlets to 400 people who passed through the department's sobriety checkpoint on Longmeadow Road, east of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a department press release.

No one was charged with driving under the influence during the checkpoint, which was Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight, according to the release. Two citations were issued for possession of controlled dangerous substances, according to the release.

Each driver who passed through the checkpoint received a bag containing pamphlets about Maryland drinking and driving laws, according to the release. The Sheriff's Department will be conducting checkpoints throughout the year, according to the release.

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