DCSO beefs up DUI enforcement for holiday
October 26, 2011
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will participate in several high-visibility traffic enforcement details over the Nevada Day-Halloween weekend, Sheriff Ron Pierini announced Wednesday.
Late evening and early morning Friday through Sunday, officers working with Lyon County deputies, will conduct increased driving under the influence enforcement patrols within Douglas County.
Pierini said national traffic studies have shown that increased targeted patrols “provide an increased risk of detection and apprehension,” thereby reducing the number of drivers willing to risk driving while impaired.
He said the stepped-up enforcement will continue Nov. 4-5.
The enforcement detail is partially paid for by a grant from the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.
“The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the roads and highways of our community safe,” Pierini said. “As part of that effort, we will be conducting additional traffic enforcement details when resources allow, particularly targeting distracted or intoxicated drivers.”