Friday, September 16, 2016

Memorial Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, September 17, 2016, within St. Mary’s County.

A memorial sobriety checkpoint is being dedicated to the family of Joshua Siegert. The checkpoint will be held in proximity to where Siegert was killed in a one-car accident in 2003, after the car he was a passenger in drifted off the road and crashed. The driver of the car had been drinking prior to the accident. 

Captain Steven Hall states, “As with other sobriety checkpoints, they are conducted as education and enforcement to keep impaired drivers off our roadways. This checkpoint is significant because it's being done in honor of this young man and should serve as a reminder for everyone to plan ahead and secure a designated driver. He added, “Everyone should be cognizant that the decision to drink and drive can profoundly impact their freedom, their health, their lives, and the lives of others.”