From Maryland State Police:
The first annual “Janet Hardy Memorial Checkpoint” this past weekend in an effort to combat impaired driving in Harford County was a successful Maryland State Police initiative.
Although weather conditions were wet, snowy, and cold, the checkpoint was a success. Four individuals were arrested. Two drivers were charged with D.U.I. offenses and two other drivers were charged with drug violations. Twenty-five capsules of heroin were recovered from the vehicle of one of the suspects charged with a drug violation. A total of 124 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
Troopers from the JFK Memorial Highway Barrack conducted the first annual “Janet Hardy Memorial” DUI checkpoint on Friday, February 15, 2013, on southbound U.S Route 1 in Harford County just south of the Cecil/Harford County lines and just north of where Janet Hardy was killed by an intoxicated driver in 2003. This checkpoint was a community effort to combat impaired driving in Harford County.
DUI checkpoints have proven to be a useful strategy in reducing the number of victims injured or killed in crashes involving impaired drivers. Troopers from JFK Barrack made 582 arrests for driving under the influence in 2012, making them the highest producing barrack in the state.