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More police on roads this holiday weekend to prevent accidents

A combined stepped-up effort by Metro Police, the Nevada Highway Patrol, North Las Vegas Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Henderson Police Department over the holiday weekend will aim to keep the roads and highways safe and free from drunk and drugged drivers. Police efforts this weekend to get drunk and drugged drivers off the road and prevent car accidents and injuries caused by drunk and drugged drivers this weekend are partly funded by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety.

According to an article in the Las Vegas Sun by Jackie Valley, Metro Police have announced that they will be operating two sobriety checkpoints in Las Vegas over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The checkpoints will be held in locations where a significant amount of car accidents or DUI arrests have occurred in the recent past.

One of the sobriety checkpoints will be held on Charleston Boulevard at Community College Drive in the northwest valley from 7 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday. From the first day of the year until June 1, 31 traffic accidents have occurred at that location. At this location, there were also 14 DUI arrests during that time period.

The other checkpoint will be operated on Paradise Road near the Las Vegas Strip. The location on Paradise Road is just north of Tropicana Avenue. Police will specifically be looking for people driving under the influence of drugs at this location. Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be on hand at this location. This checkpoint will be operated from 7 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.


Police announce DUI checkpoints for holiday weekend (Las Vegas Sun)

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