Local police increase patrols over holiday weekend

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Police tell us they are keeping a sharp eye out for impaired drivers over the holiday weekend.

Newport News Police say they’ll be out in full force beginning Friday and lasting to Monday, which is St. Patrick’s Day.

WAVY.com talked to an Sgt. Xavier Falero with the NNPD, who was gearing up for an all-night shift Friday: “If we can stop a fatality of someone having a serious crash, you know, due to being intoxicated or under drugs or seriously hurt, it’s worth it.”

Virginia Beach Police told WAVY.com they’ll be doing extra patrols throughout the weekend as well.

Look for extra officers around the usual heavy party spots, like the Oceanfront and Chick’s Beach in Virginia Beach and PowerPlant and City Center on the Peninsula. In Norfolk there will be extra patrols in the Oceanview area and Downtown.

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