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Date: Oct 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 27, 2017

          

       

MDTA POLICE STEPPING UP IMPAIRED

DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING HALLOWEEN

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will be out in full force from Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, focusing enforcement efforts on impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.

“We remind motorists to be safe this Halloween and plan ahead before you celebrate. If you see a drunk driver on the road, report him or her to law enforcement immediately by calling 911,” said MDTA Police Chief Col. Jerry Jones.

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to drunk drivers. There were 172 highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween nights between 2011-2015.

The MDTA Police remind you to use mass transit, take a taxi, call a friend or use a ride share service if you will be drinking alcohol.

The MDTA Police are committed to reducing traffic crashes that result in serious injuries and deaths on our roadways. So far this year, the MDTA Police have made 846 impaired-driving arrests.

The MDTA Police supports the “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadways.  For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Oct. 3, 2017

 

 

LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO

REGISTER FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL

5K FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL FUN RUN

Register today at tunnelrun.org & support Special Olympics Maryland

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the ninth annual 5K Fort McHenry Tunnel Fun Run presented by Geico on Sunday, Oct. 8, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.  

Visit tunnelrun.org to register, form a team or support a registered runner/walker. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. The entry fee is $35 through Oct. 7 and $40 the day of the event.

All northbound I-95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel’s northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.

As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Bear Plunge and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Members of the media who plan to cover the event should contact Lt. Kevin Ayd, MDTA Police Media Relations, at 410-537-7724.

 

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 2, 2017

 

          

MDTA POLICE MAKE SIX ARRESTS

DURING THREE-DAY INITIATVE

AT BALTIMORE TUNNELS

 

BALTIMORE, MD – From Sept. 27 - 29, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police conducted an initiative to enhance highway safety and criminal interdiction along its roadways.

During the three-day initiative, MDTA officers made 196 traffic stops, from which four individuals were arrested for outstanding warrants, one individual was arrested for possession of one kilogram of cocaine, one individual was arrested for possession of 169 cartons of untaxed cigarettes, and three individuals were issued civil citations for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.

The MDTA Police provides safety, security and service to those who use MDTA facilities and other vital transportation assets located throughout Maryland. MDTA Police’s goal is to promote highway safety and arrest criminals through enforcement and interdiction.

The MDTA Police support the MHSO Toward Zero Deaths campaign – a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadway.  For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com

The MDTA Police remind motorists to “Move Over or Slow Down” for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped on a highway with visual signals.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.