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16 arrests made in Las Vegas DUI checkpoint

Posted: 12:54 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 18:19:12Z
16 arrests made in Las Vegas DUI checkpoint

UPDATE NOV. 2: Las Vegas police reported that 2,682 vehicles passed through the DUI checkpoint Thursday night.

36 field sobriety tests were conducted and 16 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

ORIGINAL STORY

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, along with the Enterprise and Spring Valley Area Commands, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint Thursday night. 

Officers from Southern Nevada will take part in this multi-jurisdictional event to focus on both the drug- and/or alcohol-impaired driver. Drug recognition expert officers will be on scene to help evaluate drug-impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. The checkpoint will be located in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley. 

The checkpoint will identify drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers to include juveniles, young adults, and older adults, before they get involved in a collision.