Monday, July 20, 2009

Sobriety Checkpoint Results

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night into Sunday morning near South Riding.   
The checkpoint, held in the area of Route 50 and tall Cedars Parkway, saw 722 vehicles pass through between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. There were no motorists charged with DUI. A total of 24 citations were issued and three motorists were charged with driving on a suspended license or no license. 

The 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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