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October 9, 2015

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Weekend DUI checkpoint planned for downtown Las Vegas

Metro Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in an area of downtown Las Vegas noted for its high number of DUI-related incidents, authorities said this morning.

The checkpoint will operate from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday. Police declined to release the downtown location of the checkpoint.

The event is partially funded by a Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety for the deployment of a DUI van.

Police said the checkpoint aims to find drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers before they cause an accident.

Seven percent of all traffic collisions involve alcohol, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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