Sobriety Checkpoints: Doing More Checkpoints with LESS

Police officer giving sobriety test to young man to see if he is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police cruiser is out of focus in the foreground.

To the Fairfax County Police Department’s Traffic Division it was clear: a comprehensive impaired driver enforcement program had to include sobriety checkpoints. It was also clear that conducting sobriety checkpoints only three or four times each year during special holidays was not sufficient. More had to be done.