News Briefs

News Briefs

Checkpoint Results

<bt>Fairfax County Police Officers from the Sully District Station conducted a sobriety checkpoint, from Friday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 p.m. to Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 a.m. All motorists were stopped, and drivers were checked to assure their ability to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Approximately 800 cars passed through the checkpoint conducted on Fairfax County Parkway between Braddock Road and Popes Head Road. One motorist was arrested for driving without a license.

<sh>Stream Impairment Meeting

<bt>The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality presents a public information meeting on the development of the Occoquan Basin Streams' Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Richard Frank Room at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

The meeting focuses on impairments in portions of Popes Head Creek, as well as the following streams: Broad Run, South Run, Kettle Run, Occoquan River (below Lake Jackson), Little Bull Run and Bull Run.

The stream segments are identified in Virginia’s 2004 Report on Impaired Waters as impaired because of excess fecal coliform bacteria. Popes Head Creek is also listed as impaired because of violations of the general standard for state waters.

A public comment period for this phase of the TMDL study begins Dec. 14 and ends Jan. 13. Fact Sheets on the development of the TMDLs for the impairments referenced above are available upon request, or at For more, call Bryant Thomas at 703-583-3843 or e-mail