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Md. Troopers Stop 9,500 Vehicles, Issue Thousands of Citations

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PIKESVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police say troopers conducted more than 9,500 traffic stops during four days during Memorial Day weekend.

Police said Tuesday that 99 motorists were arrested for impaired driving. Troopers said 6,843 traffic citations were issued, along with approximately 4,764 warnings. In addition, 28 people were arrested for drug offenses and 72 were arrested for various criminal violations. 

Operation SHOWBOAT, which focused on Route 50 from Anne Arundel County to Ocean City, Route 301 in Kent and Queen Anne's counties, and Route 13 in Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties, resulted in 691 speeding citations along with 91 additional citations for other violations. Those violations include seat belt and cellphone infractions. Two motorists were arrested for driving while impaired.

Operation Millipede concentrated its efforts along I-95 resulting in 125 speeding, 29 cellphone, 10 texting and 41 seatbelt citations. An additional 148 citations were issued for other violations.

Troopers said increased traffic enforcement will continue throughout the spring and summer.

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