The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
In a news release, the department indicated it aims to "deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers."
The release explained that any driver stopped for suspicion of driving while intoxicated will be "checked" to verify whether or not he or she is impaired.
"Their operator license will be checked as well, to ensure compliance with the law," the release said.
The department said the motivation for the checkpoint on Friday is "ensuring the safety of its citizens and its roadways."
"The department continues its ongoing efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related collisions," the statement read. "DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving."
The police department encourages citizens to report if they see a driver whom they believe to be impaired or intoxicated by calling 703-435-6846.
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