Henderson Police Target Drunk Drivers During Super Bowl Weekend
January 29, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510
Henderson, Nev. – As people prepare for Super Bowl parties, Henderson Police want to remind everyone to make sure they have a designated driver as part of the team for a sober ride home.
Otherwise, drunk drivers will be faced by saturation patrols of Henderson Police traffic officers, who will be Joining Forces with officers from neighboring jurisdictions looking for drunk drivers.
Sober drivers and alternate ways home need to be planned before kickoff. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party please make sure that all of your guests have arranged for a ride home with a sober driver. Also determine before the game starts when you’ll stop serving alcoholic drinks, such as the end of the third quarter, which is when NFL stadiums halt beer sales. Also make sure that all the people who are drinking at your party are 21 years old or older.
Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada the weekend of the Super Bowl with one fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two occurred in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash. Neither of the fatal accidents in Clark County on Super Bowl weekend were in Henderson.
In 2012, there were 258 people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 42 of those deaths, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.
The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. The grant will assist in funding special enforcement details throughout the year targeting seat belt usage, DUIs, pedestrian safety and speeding violations.
If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:
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