Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Wednesday, April 23  •  National Weather Service Advisory 55°Partly Cloudy Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 61° Low 39°
Sunny/WindAir Quality: Green
Thu: High 66° Low 46°
SunnyAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 70° Low 52°
ShowersAir Quality: Green
Sat: High 73° Low 45°
Sunny
Sun: High 67° Low 47°
Mostly Sunny
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Police Department
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Aug 26, 2011 8:11 AM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

Alexandria Police to Conduct DWI Checkpoint

On August 26, Alexandria police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers.  The DWI crackdown will begin at 11:00 P.M. on Friday, August 26, and will continue until 5:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 27.  Motorists will be stopped and drivers will be checked to assure that their abilities to drive have not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Chief of Police Earl L. Cook reminds drivers that the maximum penalty in Virginia for the first conviction for driving under the influence is 12 months in jail, a $2,500 fine and a 12-month suspension of driving privileges. In addition, there are mandatory jail terms associated with these offenses, depending upon the blood alcohol content of the driver. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles administrative fees may apply as well.

For further details, please call the Public Information Office at 703.838.4636.

(end)

 

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
703.746.1870
TDD 703.838.4896

Communications
Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.