Expect extra cops on roadways over next two weeks
The Nevada Highway Patrol is joining forces with law enforcement agencies statewide to crack down on impaired drivers over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is joining forces with law enforcement agencies statewide to crack down on impaired drivers over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.
Las Vegas Valley residents can expect to see double or even triple the normal law enforcement presence over the next two weeks.
“We have zero tolerance for impaired drivers who put themselves and everyone else on our roads at risk of serious injury or even death,” said Trooper Loy Hixson of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
NHP has the following suggestions:
-- If you will be drinking, plan a safe and sober way to return to your home before going out.
-- If you’re impaired, call a taxi or sober friend, or use public transportation.
-- Contact local police at 311 or *NHP from your mobile phone to report a drunk driver on the road.
-- If you see people about to drive impaired, take their keys and help get them a ride with a sober driver.
Sobriety checkouts will be conducted throughout the area.