Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Results of Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint in Sterling

A sobriety checkpoint held this past Friday, March 19, in Sterling saw one motorist charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

The checkpoint was held on Sterling Boulevard at Davis Drive from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. The checkpoint had 536 cars pass through with 10 motorists further screened. Seven motorists were charged with traffic-related infractions (1 DUI arrest, 2 driving without a license, 3 expired inspections, and 1 charged with defective equipment).

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