The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, along with officers from the East Area Commands, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” on St. Patrick’s Day in the east area of Las Vegas.
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 checkpoint will be conducted from 4 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday. The location selected for this checkpoint will be on the east side of the valley in an area that has consistently shown to be a high-traffic area for accidents and impaired drivers.
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.