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The Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign is Back to Bust Virginia Drunk Drivers

Posted on Jul 14, 2011
Virginia's Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign is back. Every week from July 4, 2011 through January 2, 2012, there will be DUI checkpoints on selected roadways throughout the state of Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) has coordinated this 2011 massive public education campaign that will take place in Virginia, DC and Maryland. The Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign is intended to stop individuals from driving impaired. With the increase of sobriety checkpoints throughout the state and a public education campaign entitled "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest," officials hope to get their zero tolerance message across to motorists.

Checkpoint Strikeforce was designed to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving in Virginia and throughout our nation. The point of this campaign is to get impaired drivers off of the road, since there will be sobriety checkpoints every week. Motorists will never know when and where they will encounter a check point.

Although this program started in 2002, it had major success and was expanded to a year-round effort in 2005. Now the program involves six months of intense DUI enforcement. What this means is that during the six months of intense enforcement there will be at least one sobriety checkpoint each week from July through December. From January through June, the campaign is in sustained mode, which requires one DUI checkpoint per month.

This statewide campaign is hoping to raise awareness of drunk driving in Virginia to lower drunk driving accidents and injuries.

If you find yourself facing a DUI/DWI charge, contact a skilled Northern Virginia DUI defense lawyer at the Wilson Law Firm regarding your case. Call (703) 361-6100 today for a free legal consultation.

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