Super Bowl Sunday 2013 – Las Vegas DUI Checkpoint Locations
Metro is serious about impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday 2013.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department, in conjunction with the Henderson Police Department, the North Las Vegas Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol will be out in force in a Statewide effort to limit impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday.
These law enforcement agencies will be manning a scheduled DUI Checkpoint on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, in anticipation of party goers from Super Bowl Parties driving while impaired.
The DUI Checkpoint will be on Boulder Highway near Mayorga Street, in the area of the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino.
The DUI Checkpoint will be in operation from 6 PM until 2 AM starting February 3rd.
DUI arrests have risen approximately 20% on Super Bowl weekend last year from the year prior.
A total of 7 State Agencies will be involved and will be stepping up enforcement.
The checkpoint was made possible by a “Joining Forces Grant” from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.
LVMPD and Sheriff Doug Gillespie have indicated that there has been a high concentration of vehicular accidents and DUI/Impaired drivers in and around this area recently.
Metro follows trends and modifies their target areas of enforcement accordingly, and not just for traffic problems, for all areas of law enforcement.
“The LVMPD is committed to our mission to protect the community through prevention, partnership and professional service. That commitment and dedication extends to the millions of visitors that Las Vegas plays host to each year. I’m devoted to making what I believe is the best police department in the country even better,” said LVMPD Sheriff Doug Gillespie. “Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us, and feel free to contact our department with any questions, comments or concerns.”
Safety is the order of the day, and Las Vegas is expecting an influx of over 300,000+ party goers in town for Super Bowl weekend, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
If you are throwing a Super Bowl party this weekend, consider the following tips to keep your guests safe:
- Arrange for rides home.
- Stop serving alcohol near the end of the game and offer food, water and coffee instead.
- Have non alcoholic beverages available.
- Offer food that is either protein or starch rich, both will help slow the absorption of alcohol.
- Avoid playing drinking games that can easily lead to over consumption.
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