WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Police Hit Roads For Holiday To Combat Drunk Driving

Play associated audio
Police in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia will be on the lookout for drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Kipp Baker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrpixure/3135421163/
Police in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia will be on the lookout for drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday.

As you head out for the Thanksgiving holiday, local law enforcement agencies will be working to keep the roads safe.

Several local agencies are coming together for the the Checkpoint Strikeforce Program. The goal is to make sure there aren't any deaths resulting from impaired driving this year. In an effort to reach this goal, they plan to use sobriety checkpoints and increase patrols across all participating jurisdictions — Virginia, D.C., Delaware, West Virginia and Maryland.

The program reminds revelers under the influence to find a designated driver or spend the night where the festivities are held. The effort starts Wednesday and is scheduled to go through Sunday.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.