Newport News police increasing DUI patrols Valentines Day, next 2 weekends


Newport News police will be increasing DUI patrols tonight and the next two weekends, according to a news release.

The patrols will be conducted Wednesday night, as well as Friday through Sunday and Feb. 23-24, police spokeswoman Jamie Bastas said in a news release.

The patrols will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 3 a.m. the following day.

The patrols will consist of additional officers focusing on areas where motorists are more likely to be operating vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Police are not releasing information about the specific areas the patrols will be conducted, Bastas said.

The officers assigned to the operation will be working in an overtime capacity, and they will be paid through a Division of Motor Vehicles traffic safety grant, she said.

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