Two Virginia State Police troopers are still recovering after being struck by vehicles during the Operation Air, Land and Speed traffic safety campaign. Chesapeake Division Senior Troopers J.F. Dennis and W.T. Desper were injured Saturday morning on Interstate 64 in Newport News while participating in the two-day enforcement effort that yielded 3,303 summonses and arrests. The troopers were treated for minor injuries.
Once again, there were no reported traffic fatalities along any of the targeted interstates during the operation. This is the third Operation Air, Land & Speed out of 14 to focus on Interstate 64, and the first time for the Hampton Roads region’s interstates to be included. The traffic safety effort began in 2006 and has yielded a total of 72,974 on various interstates across the Commonwealth.