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Nevada authorities increasing DUI enforcement during holiday season

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 13:45:49-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As Las Vegas residents make plans to celebrate the coming holidays, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other Nevada law enforcement agencies ask that you make sure those plans include viable alternatives to driving under the influence.

Authorities say whether it’s a designated driver or public transportation, everyone should make sure they have alternatives in place to avoid any chance of making a bad decision that could lead to unnecessary tragedy.

As part of efforts to increase traffic safety and reduce driving under the influence during the holidays, law enforcement is participating in a statewide Joining Forces campaign to heighten enforcement of DUI violations and increase awareness of the dangers of DUI.

From Dec. 10 through Jan. 3, 2022, the LVMPD says it will dedicate extra officers specifically to look for drivers under the influence.

Funding for these extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

Officials say the goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.