Monday, November 9, 2009

Sheriff's Office Announces Results From Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint in Leesburg

A sobriety checkpoint held this past Saturday, November 7, in Leesburg, saw just one motorist charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The checkpoint was held on Riverside Parkway at McDowell Square. The checkpoint had 132 cars pass through with 10 motorists further screened. Six motorists were charged with traffic-related infractions.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office currently conducts one checkpoint per month throughout the year and holds additional checkpoints during the holidays.

“Our ultimate goal is to ensure the roads are safe for all motorists by achieving voluntary compliance with the drinking and driving laws,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson. “If you drink and drive, we’re going to catch you,” Simpson warned.

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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