DUI enforcement patrol stepped up in Carson City through Nov. 9
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 2:28am
Carson City Sheriff's Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol have teamed up, along with other Northern Nevada law enforcement agencies, in an effort to beef up DUI enforcement now through Nov. 9.
During this two-week time frame, agencies will be step up patrol in the Carson City and Reno/Sparks areas, focusing efforts on identifying impaired drivers. The program is funded by the Office of Traffic Safety and is one of many campaigns that are conducted throughout the year to help reduce accidents and fatalities in northern Nevada.
In 2011, the Nevada Highway Patrol arrested 3714 drivers for DUI statewide. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, which amounts to one death every 51 minutes.
So if you are planning to celebrate the up and coming holidays with an alcoholic beverage or two, please plan your activities safely in advance by designating a safe and sober driver or utilize public transportation. The fines and penalties alone far exceed the cost of a cab ride; let alone the costs of medical bills, or worse, if you are involved in an alcohol-related crash.
As a reminder always buckle up and limit those distractions so that you may arrive at your intended destination where ever that may be safely.