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One arrested for drunken driving during Loudoun County DUI checkpoint

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's sobriety checkpoint on Friday night yielded one drunken driving arrest, that of 39-year-old Lia N. Dean of Washington, D.C.

According to the LCSO, 258 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located at Loudoun County Parkway and Riding Center Drive in Chantilly between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday. Seven individuals were checked for sobriety, and Dean was the only driver arrested.

Dean was charged with driving under the influence and refusal of a breath test. She was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

Volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving assisted with the checkpoint.


The opinions being expressed about a single DUI charge on this site are troubling. A DUI should not mean 30 days in jail, the end of a career and complete stigmatization from society. She screwed up. Let the person without sin cast the first stone.

Only 7 pulled over under suspicion of DUI.  258 was the number of cars that passed through the checkpoint over the given time.

The real crime here is the waste of taxpayers dollars on these check points and the invasion of people’s privacy.258 vehicles stopped with no just cause, and only one driver or 1/3 of one percent committed an actual crime. Wouldn’t our tax dollars be better spent having officers patrol areas where there are actual crimes rather than pulling over law abiding citizens?

You would think that as someone with a MBA from MIT and a degree from Yale she would know how to take a cab or grab an Uber.

Set up outside a pub next time.
More people die from booze then opioids but I don’t see it being called a crisis by Comstock, LaRock… How about 30 days in jail mandatory for failed sobriety checks!

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