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Increased DUI enforcement underway

Monday marked the launch of Virginia’s 18th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI law enforcement and public education campaign in Virginia.

The increased enforcement will take place through Labor Day weekend and resume periodically through key times like Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, according to a Virginia State Police news release.

“Last year, Virginia saw a 12 percent 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.”

The campaign launch is supported by new research from ...

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