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NHP says to expect large trooper presence over 4/20 weekend

Nevada Highway Patrol says a driver under the influence of marijuana crashed into a trooper's patrol vehicle on the 215 freeway back in 2017. (Video courtesy NHP)

Nevada Highway Patrol is warning the public to expect a large trooper presence in Clark County for 4/20 weekend.

According to a press release, NHP is undertaking an impaired driving enforcement effort starting Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22.

NHP also released video of a traffic stop in 2017 in which troopers tried to stop a driver, only for the driver to crash into a patrol vehicle that was stopped near an on-ramp on the 215 Freeway.

RELATED | AAA offering 'tipsy tow' service on 4/20 in Nevada

According to NHP, the driver failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana.

April 20, or 4/20, is widely celebrated as a cannabis holiday. It's the first 4/20 in Nevada since recreational marijuana sales became legal under state law.

AAA of Nevada announced it will offer its famous "Tipsy Tow" service for 12 hours starting Friday afternoon.

"Tipsy Tow" has been offered in the past for days associated with drinking, such as New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day.


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