Before you go out drinking, plan ahead and get a safe ride home. If you don't find a ride, law enforcement will find you.
89 law enforcement agencies, including local police departments and the Virginia State Police, are participating in Virginia's 2018 Checkpoint Strikeforce initiative. Starting Aug. 17, 2018 through Labor Day weekend, police will deploy 94 sobriety checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols on Virginia's roads and highways.
In Virginia, you are legally considered to be driving under the influence (DUI) if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. A full list of licensed transportation services in the Commonwealth, searchable by ZIP code, is available online.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is an intensive law enforcement mobilization aimed at getting impaired drivers off our roads and educating Virginians about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence. The statewide education campaign focuses on men age 21 to 35, a demographic representing one-third of all people killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes in Virginia last year.