DUI checkpoints operated by Virginia Beach police resulted in nine drunken driven arrests on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, PilotOnline.com reports. Nearly 200 summonses were also issued for motor vehicle infractions ranging from speeding to seat belt violations. Police also made three felony arrests of motorists they stopped at the DUI checkpoints.

It will come as no surprise that the St. Patrick’s Day celebration is one of the busiest events of the year for drunk driving accidents.

The crackdown was handled by Virginia Beach PD’s Special Operations Traffic Division.

Local media aired this report on the Virginia Beach DUI crackdown:

As InjuryBoard.com points out, “[c]heckpoints can only do so much, however. The terrible toll in deaths and injuries drunk and drugged drivers take on residents of and visitors to Virginia Beach — and throughout the nation — can only be totally eliminated when all drivers make the responsible choice to not get behind the wheel after they have drunk too much or taken drugs…”

Fortunately, most Virgina motorists drive responsibly. But if you–or a loved one–-have been injured in a Virginia automobile accident brought about by an intoxicated driver,  you need to know your legal rights. Contact the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C., Toll Free 877-544-5323, for a no-obligation consultation.

 
 

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