In Fairfax County, the rate of arrests for driving under the influence has increased, but the number of DUI-related fatalities has decreased. So far in 2008, there have been four reported fatalities related to drunken driving, as opposed to 13 for the same period in 2007. As of August 20, there have been 1,975 people arrested for DUI in comparison to 1,578 by the same point in 2007.
Police officers in Fairfax County and Virginia State Troopers from Division VII recently operated in conjunction with the statewide 2008 Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign by conducting a sobriety checkpoint to deter and apprehend drunk drivers. The statewide initiative is a combination of enforcement and education intended to raise public awareness of drunken driving.