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Metro Doing Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night

LAS VEGAS—-The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau along with Officers from the Area Commands are trying to put the brakes on impaired drivers in the valley. They’ll be conducting a “sobriety checkpoint” in the Las Vegas Valley.  This event will focus on both drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired drivers and impaired related crashes.  This checkpoint is being supported by the EUDL, Enforcing Under Age Drinking Laws, grant.

The checkpoint will be conducted on Thursday June 23, 2016 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The location selected for the checkpoint will be in the Las Vegas Valley on a roadway that has had 26 events, drunk drivers and traffic accidents 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.

This event symbolizes the commitment of LVMPD toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number of alcohol related traffic collisions as well as alcohol related traffic fatalities

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