DUI checkpoint scheduled for St. Patrick's Day

DUI checkpoint (photo by Pixabay | MGNOnline)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau along with Officers from the area commands will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” in the Las Vegas Valley, on March 17, 2017.

LVMPD Traffic and Patrol Officers, as well as other jurisdictions, will take part in this event to focus on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will be conducted on Friday March 17, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The location selected for this checkpoint has had approximately 199 calls for service involving collisions and 51 calls for service involving impaired drivers.

The last checkpoint held at this location resulted in 32 arrests for DUI.

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.

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