News Release

Henderson Police Target Impaired Drivers and Riders

July 03, 2017

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police have begun an enhanced traffic enforcement targeting impaired drivers and riders.  The traffic initiative began June 30 and will run for fifteen days ending on July 14.

As part of Joining Forces, a statewide law enforcement program, agencies will work together in an effort to make roadways safer through increased patrol saturation, specifically targeting impaired drivers and riders.

“Driving drunk is a choice, so make the right decision and don’t get behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle where you could cause a serious accident resulting in the loss of life”, said Acting Henderson Police Chief Todd Peters.

With 4th of July festivities taking place tomorrow, Henderson Police are urging all those celebrating to use a designated sober driver, taxi or a ride sharing company to avoid the potentially devastating impacts of drunk driving.

With the recent changes to marijuana laws, Henderson Police also want to remind citizens that laws prohibiting operating a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana have not changed and will be strictly enforced.
The Henderson Police Department received $203,324.32 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2017 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

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