The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

July 1, 2011

DUI checkpoints

The Beckley Police Department will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 19-Eisenhower Drive. An alternate location will be on U.S. 19/Fayette Street.

The checkpoint will be supported by roving DUI enforcement patrols throughout the evening and night-time hours, as well as additional DUI patrols throughout the weekend in an effort to keep the roadways safer for the Independence Day holiday.

Officers will be looking for impaired drivers as well as underage drinking and those driving on suspended or revoked driver’s licenses.

The DUI checkpoint will be funded by the Southern Regional Highway Safety Program.

- - -

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 60 in the Charmco area of Greenbrier County.

The purpose of this checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers as well as to educate the public about the dangers of driving an automobile while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition to this checkpoint, State Police also will conduct numerous extra patrols targeting impaired drivers throughout the holiday weekend.

The State Police urge the motoring pubic to assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to stop driving under the influence incidents by reporting impaired drivers.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • derby dames Beckley area Derby Dames to host WFTDA team Aug. 9

    The Beckley Area Derby Dames will face off against a WFTDA-certified team, the Harrisonburg, Va., Rocktown Rollers, Aug. 9 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • phil roop Artisans show off skills at String Band Festival

    The Appalachian String Band Festival celebrates the music of the mountains each year.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Calendar — Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

    August 1, 2014

  • VA clinic to remain closed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic will remain closed due to ongoing correction of environmental concerns. 

    August 1, 2014

  • Beckley festival seeking vendors

    Taste of Appalachia is seeking restaurants, vendors, organizations and churches to participate in the Aug. 23 event. 

    August 1, 2014

  • 080114 FRI TWV multitalented teen.jpg Only 13, Shady Spring and TWV teen has big resume

    Well-rounded is an understatement for 13-year-old Rachel McNeel. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 080114 ST.FrancisTeens.jpg Rummage sale to help teens attend WYD

    Young people at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will be sponsoring a rummage sale at the church today and Saturday. The sale will help raise money to send the young folks to World Youth Day in Poland to meet Pope Francis.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tamarack lists weekend events

    Tamarack Events Director Kelly Elkins invites everyone to pay a visit to the Best of West Virginia this weekend for free music, a farmer’s market and live artisan demonstrations. 

    August 1, 2014

  • New River CTC celebrates move to new campus

    New River Community and Technical College personnel greeted new neighbors Thursday with cookies and lemonade as furniture was moved into their institution’s new Mercer Street campus in the former First Community Bank building.

    August 1, 2014

  • ‘Biscuit guy’ makes his mark with anthem at TWV

    The old saying “being at the right place at the right time” couldn’t be more true for Calvin Alexander. Thanks to a salad dressing bottle (and some impressive vocal skills), Alexander was invited to sing the national anthem not once, but twice, at Theatre West Virginia before the opening of “Hatfields and McCoys."

    July 31, 2014