From Maryland State Police:
On Saturday, April 16th, Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack conducted a sobriety checkpoint on south-bound Route 24, south of Ring Factory Road. 342 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, eleven of which were pulled to the shoulder for further testing. Two of those drivers were arrested and charged with driving under the influence and two others were charged with CDS violations.
As Troopers were preparing to close down the checkpoint, the last vehicle failed to stop, accelerated and sped through the checkpoint at a high rate of speed. Troopers and Deputies pursued the vehicle, which failed to stop. The pursuit ended when the driver turned down a dead end road and was taken into custody. The driver, Alexander Ramirez, 26 of Perry Hall was charged with DUI, fleeing and eluding and several other traffic charges. Kristy Abell, 26 of Fallston, who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and fail to obey a lawful order.
Troopers from the JFK Highway Barrack and Deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the checkpoint. The State Highway Administration provided equipment and set up the checkpoint lanes. Deb Hardy, from Mothers Against Drunk Driving attended and observed the checkpoint. Ms. Hardy’s daughter Janet was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver in 2003.