Fairfax County Police announced Thursday that there will be a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston Police District Saturday night, July 12.
The Reston Police District includes Reston and parts of Great Falls, Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon. It contains Reston Town Center, Lake Fairfax Park, Great Falls National Park, Frying Pan Park and Riverbend County Park.
FCPD does not give the locations of the sobriety checkpoints they're conducting beforehand.
The Fairfax County Police Department aggressively patrols the roadways for drunk and impaired drivers. Sobriety checkpoints are one of the tools that police use to make sure drivers are not consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel.
Along with publicity and awareness, checkpoints have proven to be effective in the fight against drunk driving. Each week, hundreds of motorists pass through checkpoints and many are screened for alcohol use.