A captain in Baltimore County’s police force has been assigned to administrative duties after being arrested at a St. Patrick’s weekend sobriety checkpoint in Hampstead.  He was arrested on suspicion of alcohol impairment.  He was released to a sober driver after refusing to take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, according to a statement provided to The Baltimore Sun on March 18.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office issued the police captain citations accusing him of driving while under the influence and driving while intoxicated.  He was not carrying his weapon at the time of the arrest, and he was driving his own vehicle, according to Baltimore County police.

Attorney Steven H. Heisler knows car accidents are always a risk but that risk goes up when alcohol is involved.  We tend to expect model behavior from our police officers.  If a negligent driver causes you to become involved in an injury car crash, contact Steven H. Heisler for a free consultation.

Pending an internal investigation and the results of the case, the captain charged has been transferred to the operations bureau.  The assistant commander will serve as acting captain in his place.

The sobriety checkpoint was being conducted Saturday, March 16, through Sunday, March 17, from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  260 vehicles passed through the checkpoint during those hours.  Only two arrests were made — the arrest of the police captain and the arrest of one other man who was charged with marijuana possession.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Maryland car crash, don’t hesitate to contact knowledgeable Maryland traffic accident injury attorney Steven H. Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer.”  Mr. Heisler will carefully consider the details of your case and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.  Call (877) 228-4878 to schedule a no-cost consultation.