State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort

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The targeted law enforcement program was launched in May 2013 and focuses on alcohol related crashes in Maryland by targeting areas across the state with high crash rates involving impaired drivers.  The goal is to improve highway safety and help Maryland achieve the goal of zero deaths on our roadways. The SPIDRE Team is funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office.

On average, 307 individuals lose their lives each year in alcohol and drug related crashes in Maryland, accounting for one-third of all traffic fatalities in the state. Using data to identify high-risk areas, the elite team of five specially trained Maryland state troopers and their partners continue to make arrests in these concentrated areas to further reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by impaired driving. Maryland state troopers will continue to collaborate with law enforcement partners to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes in Maryland.

The S.P.I.D.R.E. team has saved countless lives since its inception. Below are the latest statistics:

ARRESTS/TRAFFIC TOTALS  for  CY2020
DUI Arrests (Alcohol) 3,563
DUI Arrests (Drugs) 29
Criminal Arrests 178
Traffic Stops 11,852
Citations 25,286
Warnings/Safety Equipment Repair Orders 5,854
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MARYLAND'S DUI TEAM IS ON THE STREET

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