Law enforcement teaming up to keep motorists and pedestrians safe

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Updated: 7/04/2014 12:44 pm
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Several northern Nevada law enforcement agencies will be teaming up this Independence Day as an additional security measure for a safer holiday weekend. July 4 afternoon and evening, police officers from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, deputies from the Washoe, Lyon and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices, and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will be conducting the DUI road block on US Highway 50 in Douglas County.

Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be briefly greeted by one of the law enforcement officers. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug use will be directed to the secondary screening area for further evaluation. Once at the secondary screening area, standardized field sobriety tests will be administered and those who fail these tests will be placed under arrest.

Additionally, part of the initial screening will include looking for any traffic laws that are being ignored or broken. For example, those drivers and passengers not wearing a seat belt, not utilizing a required child safety seat for a child riding in the vehicle, or talking or texting on a cell phone that is not hands-free may also be directed to the secondary screening area where a citation will be issued.

The DUI checkpoint is funded by the “Joining Forces” grant secured by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety and paid for by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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