9 Arrested at DUI Checkpoint in Howard County

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Howard County Police say nine people were arrested during a DUI sobriety checkpoint overnight Saturday.

Authorities say seven drivers were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol — two of which were also charged with a drug violation and for driving without a license.

An eighth arrest was for a drug violation, and the ninth was arrested for driving without a license.

The checkpoint was set up on westbound Route 40 and Governors Run Way in Ellicott City, Md.

Police say a total of 950 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

The checkpoint also included officers from Maryland State Police and representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, according to police.

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