Arlington and Fairfax County DWI Checkpoints on Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day DWI Checkpoints in Fairfax and Arlington, Northern Virginia

Fairfax Arlington DWI LawyerThis Saint Patrick’s Day, the police will be patrolling Northern Virginia in suitable numbers to match the influx in expected drunk drivers on the roadways. One of the more controversial ways the local police in Northern Virginia catch drivers is through the use of sobriety checkpoints. Legal analysis of the constitutionality of such checkpoints is for another post. This post lays out locations where the police have setup checkpoints in recent days, weeks, and months.

Where are the checkpoints?

DUI / DWI checkpoint locations are generally undisclosed for obvious reasons. Social media — especially Twitter — tends to be the way many people get the most updated information.

DWI Checkpoints in Arlington (in the past)

Here are several known locations used in the recent past (as the saying goes, “the best predictor of the future is the past.”

This source lists locations in Arlington where checkpoints have been implemented recently. We see locations like:

  • Fairfax Dr
  • Stuart St
  • Sycamore St
  • Washington And Quincy
  • Columbia Pike
  • Glebe Road

DWI Checkpoints in Fairfax County (in the past)

According to the Fairfax County Police,

“Each week, hundreds of motorists pass through checkpoints and many are screened for alcohol use.”

This source lists previous DWI checkpoint locations in Fairfax County. Locations such as Centreville, Chantilly, and Fairfax appear often.

  • Fairfax – Fair Oaks Area
  • Vienna – Cornerside Boulevard and Tyco Rd
  • Annandale – Little River Turnpike
  • Herndon – Fairfax County Pkwy ( West Ox and Fox Mill)
  • Mc Lean – Va-695
  • Chantilly – Us-50 and Stonecroft Blvd
  • Annandale – Little River Blvd and Heritage Dr
  • Fairfax – West Ox Rd
  • Herndon – Fox Mill Rd and Reston Parkway

How to Get Home Safe

There are many taxi – type services with reasonable fares. A quick search for coupon codes on Google can yield big savings, leaving no excuse to drive intoxicated.

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Brenton D. Vincenzes is a lifelong Fairfax County resident and Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College of DUI Defense, NORML, and has been awarded the following in 2014-15: Top 100 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Defense Attorney (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys) 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for Criminal Defense (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys) Nationally Ranked Top 1% Attorney Award Recipient (National Association of Distinguished Counsel) As a local leader, Mr. Vincenzes mentors troubled youths, volunteers his time to serve at his church, takes select pro bono clients, and strives to improve the community. Mr. Vincenzes represents men, women, and juveniles through zealous and diligent advocacy, strategic planning, and skilled trial work preparation. Mr. Vincenzes' areas of criminal law practice are broad, and include most felonies and misdemeanors such as: reckless driving, DUI & DWI, drug offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, assault on an officer, destruction of property, alcohol offenses, firearm offenses, larceny, shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and other theft offenses, and moving traffic violations among others. His private legal services are available in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Alexandria, Manassas, Leesburg, South Riding, and other cities and towns.


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