Statewide Enforcement Focuses on Drivers and Riders Under the Influence March 4-23

St. Patrick’s Day and green beer might go together but drinking and driving or riding does not. Making the decision to drive impaired, whether it is alcohol or drugs, can quickly turn fun times into a devastating experience with lasting and costly consequences.

With the goal of zero fatalities, officers from the Joining Forces law enforcement program are conducting a high-visibility enforcement effort March 4 to 23 patrolling for drivers and motorcycle riders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In 2014, 145 Nevada motorists were killed in automobile crashes and 55 Nevada motorcyclists were killed in crashes

Law Enforcement officers encourage motorists to dial 911 if they witness drivers or riders who are impaired.

Driving impaired can cost lives and cost you financially. Citations for driving under the influence (DUI) can cost upwards of $10,000 when legal fees, court fines and higher insurance rates are factored in.

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