Police to Conduct St. Patrick's Day DWI Checks
Alexandria police will hold a roaming DWI enforcement effort.
Alexandria police will conduct a roaming DWI enforcement effort Sunday night, St. Patrick's Day, and Monday morning to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers.
The DWI crackdown will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday and will continue until 6 a.m. Monday. Police will stop motorists and check drivers to assure that their abilities to drive have not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.
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The maximum penalty in Virginia for the first conviction for driving under the influence is 12 months in jail, a $2,500 fine and a 12-month suspension of driving privileges. There are mandatory jail terms associated with these offenses, depending upon the blood alcohol content of the driver.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles administrative fees may also apply.
SoberRide is offering free rides home Sunday night.