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SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 #09-040

Alexandria Police Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Alexandria police conducted a sobriety checkpoint to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers from 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 5, to 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, September 6.  Vehicles were stopped and drivers were checked to assure that their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Approximately 1115 motorist passed through the checkpoint in the West bound lanes of the 5700 block of Duke Street.  Eight arrests were made for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Twenty-six summonses were issued for miscellaneous traffic offenses and three criminal arrests were made.

Twelve Alexandria officers, one parking enforcement officer, two emergency communications technicians and one deputy with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office participated in the checkpoint.

For further details, please call the Media Services Unit at 703.838.4636.