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Newport News Police Department
Friday July 30th, 2010 :: 03:26 p.m. EDT



The Newport News Police Department has scheduled a Traffic Safety/DUI checkpoint for Saturday, July 31, 2010. The event will begin at approximately 10:00 P.M. and continue until approximately 3:00 A.M. The main purpose of the checkpoint is to continue the Department’s efforts in traffic safety, especially the removal of impaired drivers from the roadways. However, officers will take the appropriate enforcement action to address any violations that they observe.

The checkpoint will be staffed by Newport News Police Officers who will receive support assistance from volunteers from the Newport News Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Funding for this event is being provided through a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) grant.

Media is invited and encouraged to cover this operation to include live coverage from the location during their newscasts.

The exact location of the operation will not be publically announced. However, for media planning purposes, it will take place in the northern area of the City.

Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

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