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Fairfax Police Patrol for Drunk Drivers, Charge Four with DWI

Officers in West Springfield patrolled for drunk drivers last weekend and issued summonses, warnings to drivers.

West Springfield District Station officers charged drivers with DWI last weekend. Patch File Photo.
West Springfield District Station officers charged drivers with DWI last weekend. Patch File Photo.
At least four drivers were charged with drunken driving (DWI) during directed patrols by the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) last weekend, according to the latest crime reports from the department.

In West Springfield, no drivers were charged with DWI during the directed patrol on Dec. 6, but two summonses and 17 warnings were issued. One driver was charged with DWI and 14 warnings were issued during the patrol on Dec. 7.

During patrols by the Operational Support Bureau, one criminal charge was made, two drivers were charged with DWI, 30 summonses and five warnings were issued on Dec. 6. One driver was charged with DWI, nine summonses and two warnings were issued on Dec. 7.

FCPD have increased their directed patrols searching for drunk drivers for the month of December due to the holiday season. Back in November around Thanksgiving, officers from the West Springfield District Station charged two drivers with DWI, issued 10 warnings and charged two drivers with criminal charges.

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