Newport News police increasing DUI patrols next week

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police are increasing drunk driving patrols next week.

Officers will be conducting extra DUI patrols Thursday night through Sunday and then again June 22 through June 24.

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.