The verdict is in, at least in so far as we now have numbers for DUI arrests in Las Vegas for one specific DUI checkpoint. This is the checkpoint we mentioned was coming over St. Patrick’s Day. And really, we didn’t need to mention it was coming, at least for regular readers of this blog. Big holidays, especially ones so intimately wound with drinking, always bring out a Las Vegas Metro Police checkpoint for driving under the influence. The numbers are in, and you can see them below in the Las Vegas Metro Police press release on the DUI checkpoint. The numbers are staggering, as always. Many people pass through, a large number are tested, but only a dozen arrested. As it says in the release, it took 38 police department staff members to man the checkpoint.
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“March DUI Checkpoint March 17, 2017 The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Traffic Bureau and Patrol Bureaus conducted a “Sobriety Checkpoint” on Friday March 17, 2017 and Saturday March 18, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM. The checkpoint was located on Paradise Road north of Tropicana Avenue. The checkpoint symbolized Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s efforts to raise the publics’ awareness of our zero tolerance toward drug and alcohol impaired driving. The checkpoint focused 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. . The results of the checkpoint are summarized below Vehicles passed through the checkpoint: 5187 Individuals tested: 68 Individuals Arrested for DUI: 12 Administrative Citations: 1 Personnel assigned to checkpoint: 38”