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Busy Nevada Day weekend for authorities

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About two-dozen people were arrested for infractions over the long Nevada Day weekend.

Nearly half of those arrests were traffic related.

Douglas County has increased patrols out through Nov. 4 as part of a Joining Forces grant designed to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.

There were only four arrests for driving under the influence, though there were a half dozen other arrests for drugs, warrants or traffic issues.

Two people were taken into custody for being too intoxicated to care for themselves over the weekend.

Douglas put additional officers on the streets to reduce drunken driving.

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A similar campaign is scheduled from December 18, 2018, through January 1, 2019 to include Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Funding for the extra patrols is made possible by Joining Forces. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program funded by the Office of Traffic Safety, aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws. The goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.