Category Archives: DWI Enforcement

Fairfax County Hosts Launch of Statewide Anti-Drunk Driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign

This morning, Fairfax County Police Chief Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Director of Highway Safety John Saunders and Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) President Kurt Erickson launched the annual statewide anti-drunk driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign. The DUI law enforcement and public education campaign continues through Labor Day weekend and will resume during Halloween and

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Media Alert: Launch of Anti-Drunk Driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign

Join Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Police Chief; John Saunders, Director of Highway Safety for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Kurt Erickson, President, Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) as they discuss the launch of the 18th annual anti-drunk driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign. MEDIA ALERT WHERE: Public Safety Headquarters 12099 Government Center Parkway Press Room: 2nd

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More than 2,100 Drunk Drivers Taken Off the Street in 2017; Over 500 Arrests by the DWI Squad Alone

Our DWI squad had a very proactive and successful year in 2017 with a total of 513 arrests for DWI!  Last year was the first full year for our grant-funded DWI squad. This nine-officer unit was created in December of 2016, with the main goal of reducing impaired-related crashes through increased DWI enforcement.  The eight officers and one supervisor that

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Joint Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night

We will participate in a joint sobriety checkpoint with members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, July 15 from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. Sunday. The checkpoint will be held in the Centreville/Chantilly area. Remember, “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Please continue to follow us on Twitter, @fairfaxpolice and our blog, for the latest information.

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Cruiser Crash Results in DWI Arrest

Mt. Vernon Police District – On Saturday, March 4, around 8:20 in the evening, an officer was driving his marked 2009 Ford Taurus northbound on Richmond Highway near Arlington Drive. At the same time, a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, traveling south on Richmond Highway, approaching Arlington Drive, turned in front of the cruiser. The cars collided in the intersection. Fortunately, the

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