Newport News police increasing DUI patrols starting Halloween weekend

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police say there will be increased patrols starting this weekend to combat impaired drivers.

Patrols will last from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, in addition to the first Friday and Saturday of November.

Police officers will concentrate the patrols in areas where motorists are more likely to be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Officers on portal will be working overtime, according to police, and are being paid through a Division of Motor Vehicles traffic safety grant.