A Las Vegas DUI checkpoint on Thursday May 28th processed approximately 2500 drivers. 10 of those who went through the checkpoint received driving while intoxicated citations in Clark County. Eight additional drivers received tickets for traffic violations other than driving while intoxicated. Twenty six metro police officers worked the DUI checkpoint and the checkpoint started at 7 p.m. Thursday and ended at 3 a.m. Friday morning. The checkpoint was at Coran Ln. and Rancho Rd. Even though only 10 people were arrested for DUIs, 31 were tested for operating an automobile while drunk.
The last Las Vegas DUI checkpoint was the weekend of the NFL Championship. Since the widely watched game is always a big party night, 28 people were arrested for Southern Nevada DWI. The February 1 drunk driving mitigation checkpoint was up from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The checkpoint was at Blue Diamond Rd. and Decatur Blvd. Just over 1500 cars were checked and 88 drivers were tested to see if they were driving while intoxicated. 28 of those people tested were given tickets for driving while intoxicated. One of those arrested was also given a citation for possession of drug forbidden by the controlled substances act. Twenty three Las Vegas police officers worked the checkpoint and received additional support from sixteen officers from other police departments like the Nevada Highway patrol and even the Nye and Lincoln sheriff departments. Superbowl Sunday is considered to be one of the deadliest days for people on the roads due to the large number of drivers who are intoxicated behind the wheel. This checkpoint was funded in part by a Joining Forces traffic safety grant. The grant, from the State of Nevada, includes funding from both the Silver State and the United States transportation department. The Joining Forces traffic safety grant program funds inter-jurisdictional efforts to increase traffic safety by paying police salaries and even consumables like rubber gloves used at DUI checkpoints. The Joining Forces grant also funds educational efforts to increase traffic safety.
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