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North Las Vegas police joining forces in targeting impaired drivers

Posted at 12:31 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 15:38:23-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas Police Department and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are making plans to keep state roads and highways safe by emphasizing the dangers of drunk driving.

Authorities said their planned patrols will help bring greater awareness to the importance of safe and sober driving as law enforcement statewide plans to participate in a Joining Forces impaired driving enforcement campaign.

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The event starts Oct. 26 and runs until Nov. 4.

During this time range, the North Las Vegas Police Department said it will be dedicating extra enforcement officers to enforcement to reduce tragedies caused by people driving while impaired.

Funding for the extra patrols is made possible by Joining Forces. The program 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.

Nevada’s goal is Zero Fatalities on valley our roads.