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Nevada Highway Patrol reports New Year's DUI arrests

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 00:37:35-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a number of incidents during the New Year's overnight hours.

Troopers reported they made 23 DUI arrests along with investigating 11 property damage crashes, 11 injury collisions, and three hit-and-run calls during a 12-hour stretch from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1.

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These numbers were an increase over last year, according to the department, with the collision calls considered non-life threatening.

NHP also stressed that driving impaired is preventable, especially heading into the new year.