Verify: Is there a DUI checkpoint on a golf course in Va.?

We verify if there's really a DUI checkpoint at a Virginia golf course.

QUESTION:

Is there a DUI checkpoint on a country club golf course in Richmond, Va.? 

ANSWER:

We can verify this story is false. 

PROCESS:

An article is making its way around Facebook about RPD officers being out to make sure people are not getting drunk and driving a golf cart at a country club in Richmond, Va. 

The article quotes a RPD officer saying "too many times we've been called to the scene of a tragic accident involving alcohol, a sand trap and ruined khakis."

If you look at the main article, right under the name of the organization it says "Virginia's most trusted satirical news sources." 

The end of the article also says "follow us for the latest satirical headlines." 

The Facebook post even says it's a satire story. 

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