St. Patrick's Day Checkpoint -- Results


    

Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/stations/franconia
Date Released 03/18/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: St. Patrick's Day Checkpoint

St. Patrick’s Day Checkpoint – Results

                The officers of the Franconia District Police Station with support from Auxiliary Officers conducted their sobriety checkpoint on St. Patrick’s Day from 10 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday on southbound Richmond Highway at Cherwek Drive. Approximately 718 vehicles came through the checkpoint. One driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, one for a narcotics violation and three were issued Virginia Uniformed Summons for traffic violations.

Photo taken at the checkpoint

 

St. Patrick’s Day Checkpoint

                Keep luck on your side – Don’t Drink and Drive. The officers of the Franconia Police District will hold a sobriety checkpoint on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. The location will not be announced but officers will be checking drivers who pass through to ensure they are not intoxicated.

                Regardless of heritage or ethnicity, St. Patrick’s Day is a day many people gather at homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate the event with kindred spirits. Enjoy your day and plan ahead; find a safe way home. Designate a sober driver to get you home or call SoberRide® at 1-800-200 TAXI (8294). SoberRide® offers free taxi rides until 4 a.m.

 

 Don't Drink and Drive logo                                  Happy St. Patrick's Day logo

 

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To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 703-204-2264

 

 

 

 

 


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