The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be participating in several high-visibility traffic enforcement details over St. Patrick's Day.
"Due to the typical alcohol consumption associated with St. Patrick's Day celebrations, DUI incidents tend to increase during this celebrated festival," said Sgt. Jim Halsey.
Friday and Saturday nights, DCSO deputies working in conjunction with the Carson City Sheriff's Office, will conduct increased DUI enforcement patrols in Douglas County and Carson City.
Sheriff Ron Pierini said national traffic studies have shown that these types of targeted patrols provide an increased risk of detection and apprehension of DUI violators, reducing the number of …