Norfolk police announce Thursday night Church Street checkpoint

NORFOLK— Police officers will be on the look out for dangerous drivers on Church Street Thursday night.

The Norfolk Police Department will set up a checkpoint in the 1700 block of Church Street from 7 p.m. to midnight. They will be looking for intoxicated drivers and people committing safety violations, according to a NPD news release.

The checkpoint, which is funded by the DMV Highway Selective Enforcement grant, is part of a national campaign called “Operation Checkpoint Strikeforce.” The campaign works to educate people on the dangers of driving impaired.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.