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UPDATE: 8 DUI arrests made during Tuesday checkpoint

Posted: 1:28 PM, Oct 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-26 18:39:46-04
UPDATE: The checkpoint was located on Boulder Highway at Mayorga Street. 
 
2,500 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 50 individuals were tested. 8 were arrested for DUI. 1 citation was issued for possession of a controlled substance. 3 administrative citations were issued. 
 
There was 43 personnel assigned to the checkpoint.
 
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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” in the Las Vegas
valley, on Oct. 25.
 
LVMPD Traffic and Patrol Officers will take part in this event to focus on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers.
 
The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
 
The location selected for this checkpoint has had approximately 30 collisions, 48 calls involving impaired drivers, and one fatality in the last six months.
 
The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug and alcohol impaired drivers to include juveniles, young adults, and older adults, before they get involved in a collision, thereby increasing the safety for all Southern Nevada motorists.