Front Royal police are conducting traffic checkpoints this summer. Several suspended drivers were caught during a July 17 campaign.
Police issued the following press release today:
Front Royal Police Department conducts checkpoints, nets several suspended drivers, license violations
Chief Richard H. Furr has announced that the Front Royal Police Department recently conducted several traffic checkpoints and saturation patrols which netted several suspended drivers. "Traffic Enforcement Officer Donald Orye, along with other officers conducted 3 checkpoints on July 17th at different locations. Seven arrests were made for driving suspended. Only one driver was pulled aside for suspected impaired driving and given field sobriety but was not arrested" states Furr. "Along with the suspended drivers, there were 1 child restraint violation, 10 no operator license violations, and 10 other violations which include Expired Registrations, Expired Inspections, and Defective Equipment," adds Furr.
Traffic Enforcement Officer Donald Orye states "The police department will be conducting these types of checkpoints throughout the summer and fall. We will be vigilant in looking for the impaired driver." Orye also adds "An estimated total of 1425 vehicles were screened and only one driver was found to have alcohol in their system. I am pleased that drivers are making the right decisions by not driving impaired. "
These checkpoints were conducted in connection with the CHECKPOINT: STRIKEFORCE OVER THE LIMIT, UNDER THE ARREST campaign and was funded with grant money thru the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.