News Release

Henderson Police Target Imparied Drivers and Riders

February 05, 2018

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police have begun an enhanced traffic enforcement program targeting impaired drivers and riders. The traffic initiative began Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 15.

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

“Driving drunk is not an accident, it’s a choice. The magnitude of this choice often leads to fatal or serious injury collisions, the loss of life and significant financial impact. This can be prevented by simply planning ahead and making responsible decisions to avoid getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when intoxicated,” said Henderson Police Chief LaTesha Watson.

Henderson Police always urge the public to use a designated sober driver, taxi or a ride-hailing 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 $135,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2018 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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