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Henderson police arrest 12 impaired drivers

Posted at 10:34 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 13:36:18-05

Henderson police officers arrested 12 drivers for driving under the influence and handed out over 250 tickets to motorists during Super Bowl weekend.

Traffic officers conducted a Joining Forces event with officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, using saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints to look for impaired drivers. The combined effort took place Jan. 22 through Feb. 8, the day after the Super Bowl.

Henderson police made a total of 213 stops with 269 total citations written during the operation.

Officers issued 101 tickets to motorists for speeding and another six citations for running a red light. Officers also issued 54 tickets for drivers with no insurance, registration violations and driving on a revoked, suspended or expired driver’s license.

Clark County had 39 of the 61 alcohol-related traffic crash deaths in 2015 with a total of 211 of the 326 traffic fatalities. There were 14 traffic-related deaths in Henderson in 2015.

The Henderson Police Department received $200,400 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety for the 2016 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.

Enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving, and impaired driving.