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<sh>DWI Checkpoint Yields Charges

<bt>Police Officers from the Fair Oaks District Station conducted a sobriety checkpoint last weekend to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers. From Friday, Dec. 1, at 11 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 a.m., some 875 motorists were stopped in the northbound lanes of Sully Road at Frying Pan Road.

Drivers were checked to assure that their driving abilities hadn't been impaired by drugs or alcohol. As a result, police charged one person with driving while intoxicated (DWI), one person with driving on a suspended license and one person with a child safety-seat violation. In addition, four motorists were charged with driving without a license. Six auxiliary police officers assisted with the DWI checkpoint.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Chantilly Community Coalition is Monday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Dec. 14, and Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 5-8:30 p.m. each day, at the station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat, and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<sh>Role Models for Children

<bt>Volunteers are needed throughout Northern Virginia to be positive role models for children who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors meet with children two hours per week. Weekly meetings are supplemented by monthly group recreational activities. The only qualification required is a desire to help a child in need.

To sign up for the mentor training session at the Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, call Ellen Klene, Volunteer Program manager, at 703-533-3302, ext. 107, or see www.cmhs.org.

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.