WDBJ7 Web Staff
10:28 PM EST, November 21, 2012
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.
With Thanksgiving Day just a matter of hours away, many people have already started their journeys to visit family and friends. And police are out in force to keep you safe this holiday weekend.
Roanoke County police held a checkpoint Wednesday evening. We can't tell you where it was since it's going on until midnight, but we can say there will be another this week.
Officers say there will be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drunk or impaired driving this holiday season.
From 2002 to 2011, 44 people died and another 723 were injured in alcohol-related crashes in Roanoke County. During the last two years, the County had its lowest number of alcohol-related crashes, a number the department hopes will continue to decrease with efforts like these checkpoints.
This week's sobriety checks will be followed by a series of others in different areas of the County through the New Year.
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