Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let the slow news begin

Yesterday's snowfall made for a very busy and hectic day and night at News 3. Now I'm eager for the slow news to begin. As the holidays approach, you'll probably notice a few stories that come around every year at this time. One of these stories is the reminders against drinking under the influence. Here's one of the first of many news releases we'll get over the next few days on this subject.
Joining Forces
DUI Checkpoint
December 19, 2008

In order to address the potential increase in the number of intoxicated, or impaired drivers on the road during the holiday season, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Traffic Bureau along with Bolden Area Command, Henderson Police Department, and the Nevada Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” on Saturday, December 27, 2008, starting at 7:00 PM until 3:00 AM, in the area of Sahara/Valley View.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug and alcohol impaired drivers prior to their involvement in a collision, thereby increasing the safety of all Southern Nevada motorists. This effort is coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is partially funded by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety / Office of Traffic Safety.

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