Alexandria police conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 5800 block of Duke Street from 10:00 P.M. on Friday, March 23, to 6:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 24. Vehicles were stopped and drivers were checked to assure that their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.
During the DWI checkpoint, 881 vehicles passed through and eight arrests were made for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). In addition, 26 summonses were issued for miscellaneous traffic offenses and two people were charged with possession of marijuana.
Twelve Alexandria police officers, one Alexandria Sheriff’s deputy, two Parking Enforcement Officers and one Emergency Communications Technician participated in the DWI enforcement effort.
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