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Date: Sep 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 14, 2017

 

 

MDTA POLICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY

CHECKPOINT AT HATEM BRIDGE FRIDAY NIGHT

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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BALTIMORE, MD - To educate the public and to prevent alcohol-related crashes, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, Sept. 15, at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) toll plaza in Perryville.

"The MDTA Police will continue to increase awareness about impaired driving through sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.

During the checkpoint, the MDTA Police will distribute information about laws and penalties for driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Motorists caught driving while impaired will be arrested and prosecuted.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), between 2011 and 2015, more than 19,000 people were killed or injured in Maryland in a crash in which alcohol and/or drugs were involved.

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

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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

Sept. 8, 2017

 

 

MDTA POLICE ARREST TWO MURDER

SUSPECTS FROM NORTH CAROLINA

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police arrested two individuals from North Carolina who were wanted for murder and who had two firearms in their possession.

An MDTA Police officer stopped 23-year-old Rose Angelica Shultz on northbound I-95 at Exit 64 in Baltimore County for an equipment violation on a 2011 Dodge Avenger. During the traffic stop, MDTA officers were advised that the vehicle stopped was connected to a homicide in Catawba, NC. The passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old James Vincent Rinkines, was wanted for murder by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Rinkines and Schultz were taken into custody without incident.

During a search of the vehicle, MDTA Police recovered one loaded handgun, one loaded assault rifle and three loaded handgun magazines.

The MDTA Police charged both Rinkines and Schultz with possession of a handgun in vehicle, possession of handgun on person, possession of an assault weapon and illegally possessing a firearm. After Schultz arrest Catawba County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for accessory after the fact and for helping Rinkines escape arrest.

After processing, Rinkines and Schultz were transported to the Baltimore County Court Commissioner. Both are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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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

Sept. 8, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE PROVIDES REMINDERS FOR REPORTING EMERGENCIES ON THE ROAD

Help Police Help You

 

BALTIMORE, MD - With the summer travel season coming to a close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Communications Unit reminds motorists using the State's toll facilities to drive safely and remain vigilant during their commutes.

Motorists requiring emergency assistance should dial 911. Non-emergency assistance is available by dialing #77. When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide the following:

  • The location of the emergency.
  • A call-back telephone number.
  • Details of the incident, crash, disabled vehicle or other circumstances.

The dispatcher will ask a series of questions to help ensure the caller receives the proper emergency response. Motorists are reminded to please be patient and answer all questions to the best of their ability. The more information provided, the more prepared emergency personnel will be when they arrive on the scene to provide assistance.

 

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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.