CCSO, La Plata & MSP to hold Impaired Driving Checkpoint

La Plata Police Department via Facebook

 The La Plata Police Department, in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s OfficeMaryland State Police – La Plata Barrack, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department will be conducting a multi-jurisdictional dedicated Impaired Driving Checkpoint on Friday, June 14, 2019, in La Plata. This initiative is made possible, in part, through grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

On April 28, 2015, Autumn Jenkins, a local volunteer firefighter was killed by an impaired driver in Nanjemoy. Autumn was only 20-years old at the time of her death. LPPD is committed on telling Autumn’s story.

On average there are 7,884 impaired (alcohol and/or drugs) driving crashes statewide, resulting in 4,026 injuries and 171 fatalities every year. Year around, you are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are simply asked to please not drive.

There is zero-tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. It’s not worth the risk…to your life or the life of another. No excuses will be accepted as there is no substitute for sobriety when behind the wheel.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.