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Howard County Police Make Arrests at Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint

More than 1,000 drivers passed through the checkpoint.

Three people were arrested at the sobriety checkpoint the Howard County Police Department set up Friday night on US Route 1 between Gorman Road and Howard Street, Fox 45 reported.

Two drivers were under the influence of alcohol, including one driving on a suspended license, according to WJZ.

Another person was reportedly arrested for driving on a revoked license.

More than 1,000 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between Friday night and Saturday morning in Savage, according to Fox 45.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the sobriety checkpoint initiative is designed to raise awareness about impaired driving while reducing the number of drunk drivers on the roads, according to police.

Approximately 27 percent of fatal collisions in Howard County in 2013 were alcohol related, police said.

Related: Howard County Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint

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