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Nevada Highway Patrol 'joining forces' in impaired driving enforcement

Posted at 10:57 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 01:57:34-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Highway Patrol along with other Nevada law enforcement agencies will be Joining Forces from Sept. 3 through Sept. 13 to help keep impaired drivers off valley roadways.

Each year, motorists across Nevada are killed or injured because someone makes the poor decision to drive impaired, according to the NHP.

Authorities say 133 people died on Nevada’s roadways in crashes that involved an impaired driver in 2018.

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Also, impaired driving doesn’t mean just alcohol. Troopers say it is anything that affects a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and being a responsible driver is simple: if you are impaired, do not drive.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says it remains dedicated to keeping the public safe by finding, investigating, and apprehending persons driving while impaired on the state's highways.

More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities initiative is available here.