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Checkpoint Strikeforce

The Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (along with the mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) is a highly focused, zero tolerance, continuous, state-to-state effort to bust drunk drivers and bust them good.

Every week from July 4, 2013 through January 1, 2014, DUI checkpoints will be conducted by law enforcement officials on designated roadways throughout the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, and as a means of supporting this unprecedented public safety effort, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is coordinating a more than three-quarters of a million dollar public education campaign in DC, MD and VA.

Checkpoint Stikeforce is the impaired driving mobilization campaign for NHTSA Region 3. NHTSA's national impaired driving mobilization campaign is Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

For more information, visit the new Checkpoint Strikeforce website —


2010 Checkpoint Strikeforce
Virginia Kickoff Photos

December 2013 Checkpoint Strikeforce/Drive Sober Get Pulled Over Mobilization Results

The National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, in conjunction with the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, was from Dec. 13, 2013, through Jan. 1, 2014.

Citations/Arrests Checkpoint Strikeforce /
Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over Dec. 2013
mobilization period (days) 14
safety belt citations 1,377
child safety seat citations 346
speeding citations 14,091
reckless driving citations 4,221
DUI arrests 558
underage drinking citations n/a
total arrests/citations 22,828

Even A Police Chief Can Get Nailed for Drunk Driving
Former Alexandria Police Chief David Baker speaks to the consequences of drinking and driving in this 2-minute PSA about Checkpoint Strikeforce.

Checkpoint Strikeforce Web Site (for NHTSA Region III)
3 Ways to Keep a Friend Alive Brochure (Spanish/English) Information only. Brochure available from NHTSA.
NHTSA Alcohol Programs
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
"Low-Manpower" Checkpoints
National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)