Las Vegas: Joining Forces DUI Checkpoint

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. Officers from all over Southern Nevada including Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Mesquite Police Department, and Paiute Tribal Police Department. Department will take part in this multi-jurisdictional event to focus on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers during this holiday season.

The checkpoint will be conducted on Saturday December 22, 2012 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The location selected for this checkpoint is Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, which has shown to be a high traffic area for accidents an impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug and alcohol impaired drivers to include juveniles, young adults, and older adults, before they get involved in a collision, thereby increasing the safety for all Southern Nevada motorists. This event symbolizes the commitment of the Joining Forces Agencies toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number of alcohol related traffic collisions as well as alcohol related traffic fatalities.

The point of contact for this event will be Officer Randall Stephenson, who can be reached at 828-3060 and Sgt Rich Robinson who can be reached at 813-6534. If you have any further questions regarding this event, please contact Officer Stephenson or
Sgt Robinson.

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