Newport News officers stepping up DUI patrols this month

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police are stepping up drunk driving patrols this month.

Officers are conducting extra DUI patrols through Sunday, December 4. Another DUI blitz will happen next weekend, from Thursday, December 8 through Sunday, December 11.

Patrols will last from 8:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. each night. Officers will be focused on areas where drivers are more likely to be driving impaired.

Officers assigned to these additional patrols are being paid overtime through a DMV traffic safety grant.