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Police Hand Out Eight DWIs at Saturday Checkpoint in Centreville

FCPD conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Centreville Saturday night.

Fairfax County Police saw 536 cars pass through its sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in Centreville. Patch archive photo
Fairfax County Police saw 536 cars pass through its sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in Centreville. Patch archive photo
Fairfax County Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night in Centreville and eight drivers were charged with DWI, according to a press release from FCPD.

The checkpoint was located at Route 28 and Old Mill Road in Centreville.

In all, 536 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, according to FCPD.

The Fairfax County Police Department aggressively patrols the roadways for drunk and impaired drivers. Sobriety checkpoints are one of the tools that police use to make sure drivers are not consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel.

Along with publicity and awareness, checkpoints have proven to be effective in the fight against drunk driving.  Each week, hundreds of motorists pass through checkpoints and many are screened for alcohol use.

Police also participate in a region-wide public awareness program, Checkpoint Strikeforce. Learn more at www.checkpointstrikeforce.net.

To learn more about Fairfax County Police Department sobriety checkpoints, contact the agency DWI Coordinator at 703-280-0570.

John July 10, 2014 at 03:50 PM
went through that little gauntlet... The rule is that if you touch a cone you get pulled for a sobriety check... The cones leave you about 5 inches from your tires... There had to have been 50 cops on that scene...

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