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Metro plans DUI checkpoints for Labor Day weekend

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Updated: 8/27/2014 10:57 am
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau along with Officers from the Area Commands will be conducting “Sobriety Checkpoints” and DUI saturation patrols on Labor Day Weekend in all areas of Las Vegas.

These events will focus on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers and impaired related crashes.

The checkpoints will be conducted from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. DUI saturations patrols will be out the rest of the weekend. The location selected for these checkpoints and saturation patrols will be in the Las Vegas Valley in areas that have consistently shown to be high traffic areas for accidents and impaired drivers.

The checkpoints and patrols 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.

These events symbolizes the commitment of LVMPD toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number of alcohol related traffic collisions as well as alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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