Friday, August 8, 2008

Loudoun County Continues Summer Crackdown on Unlicensed Drivers

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its crackdown on unlicensed drivers in the county. The agency has conducted three driver’s license checkpoints this summer. The locations for the checkpoints are selected based on deputies who report a number of unlicensed drivers during their daily traffic stops.

So far this summer a total of 27 drivers were cited during the checkpoints for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license. The latest checkpoint was held August 6 at the intersection of Country Side Boulevard and Carrolton Road from 4 to 7 p.m. A total of 1,335 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 42 summonses issued. Nine motorists were cited with driving without a license, two for driving on a suspended/revoked license, 14 for no inspection and five for expired or no registration.

A checkpoint held on July 30 on Ashburn Farm Road between Scarlett Rush Road and Marshfield Terrace saw 1,649 vehicles pass through with 27 summonses issued. Eight motorists were cited for driving without a license, one for driving on a suspended or revoked license, six for expired or no inspection and 4 for expired or no registration.

On July 16 the agency conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on Church Road between Aspen Road and York Road in Sterling. The checkpoint had 2,105 vehicle pass through with 27 summonses issued. Six drivers were caught driving without an operator’s license and one person was charged with driving on a suspended license. Another driver was charged with possession of marijuana. Other summonses issued included six people charged with no operator’s license on their possession, one for no county sticker, one for no insurance, one for violation of window tint, six for expired registrations, and five for expired inspection.

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