Driving Expired: LCSO, State Police Issue Tickets At Traffic Checkpoint

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police conducted a traffic checkpoint operation on Rt. 287 north of Purcellville yesterday, issuing a slew of citations.

Between 1 and 4 p.m., 956 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 40 were detained for screening.

As a result of the operation:

  • eight drivers were issued a notice for not having a Loudoun County decal or displaying one expired decals;
  • six drivers were issued summons for operating vehicles with expired registrations;
  • 21 drivers were issued summons for having expired inspection stickers; displayed;
  • two drivers were cited for having an expired operator’s licenses.
  • one driver tried to avoid the checkpoint by making a U-turn across a double solid yellow line was stopped and issued a summons for reckless driving; and
  • one driver was arrested for operating a vehicle with a revoked-DUI related license. In addition, the driver was served with an outstanding capias for failing to appear.

Also, five summonses and five warnings were issued for other non-moving violations.

3 thoughts on “Driving Expired: LCSO, State Police Issue Tickets At Traffic Checkpoint

  • 2016-09-22 at 2:19 pm

    Is it about “safety”, or is it really the state and county getting your money? Why do we put up with this sort of crap? They’re conditioning you to accept it folks.

    I know the Supremes have ruled this sort of infringement of civil liberties is somehow in some warped way legal, but that doesn’t make it right.

  • 2016-09-24 at 8:20 pm

    Chris – the thing that really gets me is if you did this very same this at Sterling Boulevard, Plaza Street and many other major intersections heading out of certain neighborhoods, I can assure you 50-90% of the folks would have 0% of insurance, many would be illegals, many would be gang-bangers, etc. They are targeted they wrong location, which I’ve seen before at 6 am on Evergreen Mill Road, which is laughable. Your target group isn’t me it’s the trucks with bad brakes, it’s the illegals, it’s the gang-bangers victimizing the legals and illegals whom I feel for either way, it’s the drunk drivers, etc. Spend their time more efficiently…….. Most of these minor issues could have easily been addressed by patrolling neighborhoods during nighttime hours…..

  • 2016-09-26 at 2:59 pm

    You’re absolutely correct LF… They know most of these people will actually pay, rather than just blow it off. Once again, selective enforcement is on full display. Let’s stick it to actual taxpayers.

    Not to mention the conditioning of the people to accept check points as normal. The individuals officers didn’t just come up with this idea — Somebody coordinated it. I’d like to know who.

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