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FCPD: Sobriety Checkpoint in Reston Tomorrow

by Fatimah Waseem November 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

Drive carefully tomorrow as Fairfax County Police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston District on Friday.

According to police spokeswoman, the checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Police did not give advance notice of the exact checkpoint location.

FCPD regularly holds checkpoints in various parts of the county in order to monitor for intoxicated drivers.

The 56-mile Reston District covers Reston, Great Falls, and parts of Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon.

Along with publicity and awareness, checkpoints have proven to be effective in the fight against drunk driving, police say.

Image courtesy of FCPD

  • Greendayer

    Great idea! Let’s drink to it!

  • TheRealODB

    Another fundraising session for FCPD. Just hold up a boot like the firemen – i’ll drop some change in it!

    • OneReally

      I hope they’re not taking an intersection away from one of the homeless groups with signs asking for money..

  • Del Mueller

    The only correct answer. “No I have not been drinking.” And remember the field sobriety tests is optional. You can refuse that. You comply when they ask to to get out of the car, but you don’t have to perform any field sobriety tests. They are looking for evidence to place you under arrest. Don’t convict yourself.

    • Scott

      ^^^^^ this ^^^^^
      There is zero benefit in complying. All you have to say us “am I free to go?” And “am I being detained?”

      • Gerry

        You can also not be drunk driving…

        • Scott

          No one said anything about drinking and driving. You completely miss the point Gerr.

      • Del Mueller

        You are right on Scott. Just last week in my cul de sac, a neighbor got pulled over for a traffic violation at night. She got out of her car and attempted to perform the various field sobriety tests. She was wearing heels and the officer spoke unclearly. Soon she was barefoot and still attempting to perform the circus acts. Did not notice if she blew in the field but they arrested her, the end result may have been the same, but running a yellow light and having alcohol on your breathe most likely won’t get you arrested.

  • Richard

    Lock ‘em up!

    • The Constitutionalist

      Who?

      • Richard

        Lock up the drunk drivers. It seems that the commenters are really interested in finding ways to keep them out of jail. I’d rather they be behind bars than on our streets.

        • The Constitutionalist

          Oh. No, I don’t think you’re understanding what we’re saying at all.

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