Las Vegas police continue crackdown on impaired drivers
Las Vegas law enforcement agencies are continuing their crackdown on impaired drivers this weekend in an effort to make Valley roads safer.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas law enforcement agencies are continuing their crackdown on impaired drivers this weekend in an effort to make Valley roads safer.
Officers were out Friday evening holding a sobriety checkpoint, near Charleston and Rainbow. They say the intersection is one of the most dangerous in Las Vegas.
The importance of these checkpoints is greater than ever with more and more crashes caused by impaired driving.
Five people were recently killed in a crash near Mesquite; the person police say caused the crash was allegedly under the influence.
And earlier this week, a man crashed his vehicle into a restaurant. Police say the driver was taking pills that were not prescribed to him.
So far in 2013, Metro said they've arrested more than 1,700 people for DUI and have trained officers to spot the signs for prescription drug abuse.
As of 11 p.m. Friday, more than 1,000 vehicles had passed through the checkpoint and officers had made six arrests.
The checkpoint was expected to last through 3 a.m. Saturday.