Las Vegas, NV - February 2, 2016 - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau along with officers from the area commands, Nevada Highway Patrol, Lincoln County, Nye County, Mesquite and Henderson Police will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” on Super Bowl Sunday 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. The event will also be supported by the EUDL, Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws, Grant.
The checkpoint will be conducted on Sunday February 7, 2016 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. The location selected for the checkpoint will be in the Las Vegas Valley on a major roadway that has consistently shown to be a high traffic area for accidents and impaired drivers.
The NHTSA research indicates that in 2012 more than 10,000 people died in impaired, driving related crashes, that’s one every 51 minutes. Impaired driving related crashes cost an estimated 37 billion dollars annually.
This event symbolizes the commitment of LVMPD and the Joining Forces Members toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number of alcohol related traffic collisions as well as alcohol related traffic fatalities.
The point of contact for this event will be Lt. Leonard Marshall who can be reached at 401-4791 and Sgt. Rich Robinson who can be reached at 813-6534. If you have any further questions regarding this event, please contact Lt. Marshall or Sgt. Robinson.