Police Running DUI Checkpoints Near UNLV - 8 News NOW

Police Running DUI Checkpoints Near UNLV

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police's Traffic Bureau were running sobriety checkpoints Friday night trying to weed out drunk drivers.
 
Metro traffic officers were focusing on drug and alcohol impaired drivers. The purpose was to reduce the impact of drunk drivers during the college and school district's spring break that starts this weekend.

"You never know how many lives you save by doing these kinds of events, but it's got to have an impact," Metro Sgt. Richard Robinson said. "A DUI arrest is going to cost you untold thousands of dollars, your marriage or career, there's a lot of things it can cost you."

The checkpoints took place at Tropicana Avenue and Wilbur Street near the UNLV campus. Metro Police focused on the location because of the high traffic and number of accidents in the area. 

The event is sponsored by the Enforcing Under Age Drinking Laws grant and the Joining Forces grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

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