Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Season


Starting December 16, officers of the Fairfax County Police Department will begin a countywide targeted DWI enforcement effort. Along with our state and local partners, our goal is to crack down on drunk drivers and keep the roads safer for you this holiday season.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DWI-related deaths have decreased by 25 percent from 2005 to 2014 and the number of people injured has decreased by 13 percent respectively.

In Fairfax County, alcohol related crashes are down by approximately twelve percent from 2013, yet there were still 523 in 2014. Even with the decline in numbers, DWIs remain a serious threat to our community.

Don’t be a statistic. Explore all available options below and be safe.


 Need a Ride? No Problem


The NHTSA has developed an app to help people get a safe ride home. The app is available on available on the iTunes and Google Play stores.


The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering free rides this holiday with their SoberRide campaign.

 We urge you to make your travel plans in advance of holiday parties by designating a sober driver. Driving while impaired endangers lives and can have dire consequences. DWI charges are often expensive and have long term consequences. We hope with extra enforcement we can deter potential offenders, and minimize the potential for any tragedies this holiday season.