If you are like many other Virginians, you likely have some plans to relax and spend time with loved ones over the Memorial Day weekend. And chances are, these plans involve alcohol to some extent. It is very common for people to enjoy beers at a picnic or barbecue or cocktails at a party during this time of year, and police know this.
In an unsurprising move, Virginia police departments -- including those in the Newport News area -- are planning to conduct increased DUI patrols throughout the New Year holiday and weekend. The primary celebratory days -- New Year's Eve and Day -- fall midweek, but police in at least one local jurisdiction plan to increase road presence and checks through the Saturday following the holiday.