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DUI checkpoints set up for the Labor Day Weekend

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DUI checkpoints set up for the Labor Day Weekend

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Aug 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Expect to see an increased police presence on the roads this Labor Day Weekend.

Police and Nevada Highway Patrol officers are looking for impaired drivers across the Valley.
 
DUI checkpoints like the ones that wrapped up in North Las Vegas, east Las Vegas and Henderson overnight are one law enforcement tactic used to keep streets safe.
 
Another? The rolling patrols motorists can't see.
 
More than 4,000 suspected drunk drivers have been arrested so far this year in Southern Nevada. 35 people have died in alcohol-related crashes..
 
Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Honea said the goal is to cut those numbers to zero, "DUI checkpoints are a highly visible way to identify that drug or alcohol impaired driver and get them off the road."
 
Sgt. Honea said the message, "Don't drink and drive is one careful motorists don't mind."
 
A DUI arrest can cost thousands of dollars in legal fees and fines.
 
Honea said it's about $60 for a cab ride. But he adds, the most important reason not to drive impaired is the ultimate cost of a human life.
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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.