Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Joint Sobriety Checkpoint Nets Two Arrests

The Loudoun County Sheriff?s Office, in conjunction with the
Purcellville Police Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint this
past Friday, October 2, at Main Street and Route 287 in the Town of

The sobriety checkpoint saw 384 cars pass through with five drivers
further screened. Two drivers were charged; one for Driving Under the
Influence and one for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. There were
also 19 citations issued for other traffic violations.

The ultimate goal of the sobriety checkpoint is to ensure the roads
are safe for all motorists by achieving voluntary compliance with the
drinking and driving laws.

The Sheriff's Office designed the checkpoints to raise public
awareness and to discourage impaired driving. Members of the Sheriff's
Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD
assisted with the checkpoint.

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