Virginia Police Planning Increased Drunk Driving Patrols For End of Summer

posted by Mia Adams - 

With the end of summer approaching, Virginia State Police and other agencies around the Commonwealth of Virginia have taken steps to promote safety and prevent drunk drivers. 

Starting this upcoming Friday and continuing through Labor Day, approximately 89 law enforcement agencies will operate 94 checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols around the state.

In 2017, 248 people in Virginia died as a result of drinking-related incidents. During last year’s Labor Day weekend, Virginia roads saw 703 alcohol-impaired traffic injuries.

So if you will be traveling this upcoming holiday weekend, please make sure that you stay safe. If you drink, don't drive. Call a taxi, get an Uber or a Lyft, or phone a friend. 

For more information, visit ABC13.

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