Thursday, July 19, 2007

Loudoun Sheriff' s Office Continues Crackdown on Unlicensed Drivers in County

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office continues its crackdown on unlicensed drivers in the county with two recent checkpoints in Ashburn and CountrySide. The locations for the checkpoints were selected after deputies patrolling these areas came across a number of unlicensed drivers during daily traffic stops.

On Wednesday, Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on Ashburn Farm Parkway at Sanders Corner Elementary School from 3:15 to 7 p.m. During the checkpoint, 1,826 vehicle passed through with 74 summonses issued. Fourteen drivers were caught driving without an operator’s license and three were driving on a suspended license. Another driver was charged with DUI and a juvenile was apprehended in connection with a recent burglary of an Ashburn restaurant.

The agency conducted a similar checkpoint last week in CountrySide. On July 11, Sheriff’s Deputies worked the area of CountrySide Boulevard and Minor Road from 4:15 to 7 p.m. In total, 1,635 vehicles passed through and 68 summonses were issued. The summonses included 16 drivers cited for driving without a license and four drivers who were driving on a suspended license.

The Sheriff’s Community Policing Section, with assistance from the Traffic Safety Unit, School Resource Officers, Field Operations, the K9 Unit and the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit conducted the checkpoint.

From the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

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