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North Las Vegas Police targeting impaired drivers

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:43:44-04

The North Las Vegas Police Department and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are making plans to keep our state roads and highways safe by emphasizing the dangers of driving while impaired.

To help bring greater awareness to the importance of safe and sober driving, law enforcement statewide plans to participate in a Joining Forces impaired driving enforcement campaign.

The event began on Oct. 12 and will end on Nov. 2.

During this time, The North Las Vegas Police Department will dedicate extra officers to the enforcement with the aim of reducing tragedies caused by people driving while impaired.

There will be extra focus on this upcoming holiday weekend by law enforcement agencies.

Funding for the extra patrols is made possible by Joining Forces. Joining forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program funded by the Office of Traffic Safety, aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws.

The goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

Nevada’s goal is to have zero fatalities on the roads.

Visit their website for more information.