People who live in Virginia are quite likely used to hearing about increased enforcement against suspected drunk driving when holiday times come around. This is not without some cause as certainly many people attend events where alcohol is served and then drive home. First, it is important for people to remember that doing this is not illegal. However, it can start to make one feel like that is being treated as illegal when the crackdown is so severe.
It is essential that residents in Virginia are treated fairly and this takes many forms. As reported by WHSV, the Virginia State Police will engage what it calls Checkpoint Strikeforce over the Labor Day weekend. This is the 17th year in a row that this activity will take place. No details about where drunk driving checkpoints will be set up were given but it was noted that the Governor’s office indicated that it believed men between the ages of 21 and 35 are those persons most likely to drive after consuming alcohol.
The notation of this demographic of men between 21 and 35 years old can logically make a person wonder if the state police might actively target drivers who fit this profile. Knowing that this may be a possibility, people who are in this age and gender group may need to be extra cautious about their rights over the holiday weekend.
Anyone who is arrested for and charged with suspected drunk driving in Virginia might find it helpful to learn about their rights by talking with an attorney in Virginia.