St. Patrick’s day traffic initiatives begin March 14

Chesterfield County Police will conduct countywide DUI checkpoints and roving DUI patrols beginning Thursday, March 14, in conjunction with the Checkpoint Strikeforce St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Awareness campaign. Police are urging residents to designate a sober driver before they begin their St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Heightened enforcement begins March 14 and continues through midnight on Monday, March 18. Checkpoints and patrols will focus on violations such as drunken driving, speeding, reckless driving and passenger restraint.