Virginia law enforcement patrols to increase through Labor Day

Virginia law enforcement agencies has launched their annual checkpoint strikeforce DUI enforcement which is taking place now through Labor Day weekend.

The program will resume periodically through other key holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

“Last year, Virginia saw a 12% (12.1%) increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on the Commonwealth’s roadways. Such an increase should alarm every Virginian, as it's both disturbing and unacceptable,” said Virginia State Police Colonel Gary T. Settle. “I can assure you that all Virginia troopers will be actively participating in this year's Checkpoint Strikeforce enforcement efforts alongside our local law enforcement partners. Such a life-threatening trend only motivates every one of us even more to protect the lives of Virginians.”

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