Tonight, Friday, May 12, 2017 and tomorrow
night, Saturday May 13, 2017 and again Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 26,2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017) the Newport News Police Department will
conduct increased DUI patrol operations. These operations will last from 8:30 P.M. until 2:30 A.M. each night.
These patrols will consist of additional officers focusing their patrolactivities in areas where motorists are more likely to be operating their
vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The officers assigned to this operationwill be working in an overtime capacity and will be paid through a Division of
Motor Vehicles traffic safety grant.
The areas where the officers will beconcentrating will not be made public prior to the operation. However, members
of the media are invited to cover this event to include riding with an officerwhile they patrol. Media may make
arrangements to ride with an officer by contacting the Public InformationOffice or the on-call PIO.