Monday, April 18, 2011 | 10:35 a.m.
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.