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Henderson Police Conclude Joining Forces Event Targeting Impaired Drivers and Riders

September 27, 2017
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Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police, in conjunction with Boulder City Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol, arrested three drivers for driving under the influence (DUI) and handed out 320 citations to motorists during a recent enforcement effort targeting impaired drivers and riders.

Henderson Police conducted the Joining Forces event from Sept. 1-15 with officers from neighboring jurisdictions using saturation patrols.

Police initiated 378 stops during the two-week operation, including three arrests for DUI. Officers issued 249 citations to motorists for speeding violations, 22 citations for red light violations and another 23 citations for insurance and registration violations.

The Henderson Police Department received $203,252 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 focused on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

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