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Nearly 1,000 use SoberRide initiative for New Year’s Eve

A total of 907 individuals across the region availed themselves of the SoberRide initiative of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) over New Year’s Eve. The initiative, conducted in conjunction with Lyft, was in operation from 10 p.m. on Dec....

Officers lauded in battle against drunk driving

Washington-area drivers who overindulge in booze this holiday season have two choices: Take advantage of free rides home through the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) or risk accidents, injuries and harsh legal consequences for driving drunk. WRAP on Dec. 16...

Regional drunk-driving data show ups, downs

The number of alcohol- and drug-related traffic fatalities decreased by 10 percent between 2020 and 2021 in the metropolitan Washington area, but other indicators – alcohol-related injuries, crashes and arrests – increased during the same period. That’s according to the...

Police plan anti-drunk-driving community event

The Arlington County Police Department will host a special “Don’t Press Your Luck” anti-drunk-driving event on Friday, March 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. at North Hudson Street at Wilson Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public,...

Region seems to be bucking national trends on alcohol-related driving woes

Alcohol-related traffic fatalities, injuries, crashes, and drunk driving arrests all decreased in the metropolitan Washington area in 2020, according to the 29th-annual “How Safe Are Our Roads?” Report prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for the...

Officer honored in battle against impaired driving

Fairfax County Police Department Master Police Officer Steve Faett was among 17 public-safety personnel from across the region honored Dec. 10 at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired-Driving Prevention. The awards program is sponsored by the...

Arlington officers lauded in battle against drunk driving

Arlington County Police Department Officers Alexander Rodriguez and Sean Poveda were among 17 public-safety personnel from across the region honored Dec. 10 at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired-Driving Prevention. The awards program is sponsored by...

Vienna police arrest motorist on drunk-driving charge

A motorist was traveling southbound on Nutley Street on Nov. 18 at 10:09 p.m. when she disregarded the red traffic signal at Maple Avenue, W., and her vehicle struck another in the intersection, which has heading eastbound on Maple...

‘SoberRide’ initiative to be in effect for St. Patrick’s Day

“While we’re all safer at home, we are also a public-safety organization which regularly looks to mitigate risk,” said Kurt Erickson, WRAP’s president. “If persons do venture out and alcohol is involved, we are all benefited from the safety-net...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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