COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA LAUNCHES 18TH ANNUAL CHECKPOINT STRIKEFORCE DUI ENFORCEMENT
Bedford, VA – Throughout the state, including Bedford County, increased enforcement is taking place from now through Labor Day.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a crucial joint effort of high-visibility enforcement that reminds likely offenders to get a safe ride home or face arrest.
Last year, Virginia saw a 12% increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on Virginia roadways; 278 people lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic crashes and 19,790 people were convicted of a DUI in the Commonwealth.
So if you are waiting to go through a checkpoint, thank the officers for helping to keep our roads safe and free of those who choose to drive drunk.