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Nevada Highway Patrol reports quiet New Year’s

Staff Reports

Shannon BurnsFireworks mark a celebration at Lake Tahoe on New Year's Eve.

More than 275 traffic enforcement stops were made by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on Northern Nevada highways in a 10-hour period from 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 5 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Many of the motorists stopped were designated drivers for passengers riding in the vehicle, who were celebrating the New Year and had already consumed alcohol.

Only seven motorists, or roughly 3 percent, stopped during that timeframe were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Other calls for service during that same timeframe involved assisting 14 motorists whose vehicles had broken down along the highway and five automobile crashes were investigated as well.

Three of those crashes involved minor injuries and were in the Reno-Sparks area while two others happened in the Carson-Tahoe-Minden areas and were property damage only.

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