LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officials reported arresting 25 drivers for impairment while patrolling during a busy New Year’s Eve.

The number of arrests was 23 less than the arrests made last Dec. 31st.   LVMPD conducted 262 traffic stops and gave out 161 citations, a significant increase compared to the previous year.  

Below is a list of all arrests and citations conducted on Dec. 31, 2021:

DUI Blitz:

  • Vehicle Stops: 262
  • Citations: 161
  • DUIs: 25
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance: 1
  • Recovered Firearms:  1

Strip/Downtown Arrests

  • Felony Arrests:  1
  • Gross Misdemeanors: 1
  • Misdemeanors:  3
  • Warrants: 3

On Saturday, LVMPD Traffic had reported over 30 early bird DUI check-ins and towards the end of the night, police said they arrested 12 people for participating in street racing.

LVMPD does not do checkpoints regularly and now instead do blitzes. The DUI Blitzes allows extra police to be on the roads actively looking for suspected DUI drivers throughout the city instead of checking every driver coming through one cordoned-off area.

In addition to the DUI Blitz figures, over 500 citations were written for a variety of traffic offenses.