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MSP Announces Increased Patrols for Thanksgiving Holiday

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PIKESVILLE, Md. - Maryland State Police announced Friday that they will have more troopers on the road as people across the state look to travel for the holiday week.

MSP said they will be deploying a number of initiatives to help keep traffic moving, to respond to accidents quickly, and to take action on violations.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 27, troopers will be focusing on enforcement efforts of things like impaired, distracted or aggressive driving. Through a grant, more troopers will be on the roads and in areas known to have a higher frequency of impaired driving arrests or crashes.

In 2018, MSP said 130 people were arrested for driving under the influence during the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 22-26. During that time, 7,338 vehicles were stopped and 4,537 citations were issued to drivers across the state of Maryland.

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