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Police hold DUI checkpoints this past weekend

Posted at 11:56 AM, Feb 03, 2016

Law enforcement cracked down on drivers under the influence during Super Bowl weekend.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau along with officers from the Area Commands, Nevada Highway Patrol, Lincoln County, Nye County, Mesquite and Henderson Police conducted a “Sobriety Checkpoint” on Super Bowl Sunday in the Las Vegas valley.

This event focused on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers and impaired related crashes. The event was supported by the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant.

The checkpoint was conducted on Sunday, Feb. 7, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. The location selected for the checkpoint was in the valley on a major roadway that has consistently shown to be a high traffic area for crashes and impaired drivers.

Another checkpoint was held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the area of the Town Square Shopping Center. This event, which is being funded by the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Military Grant, focused attention of the consequences of alcohol and drugs on the military community.