WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Reno and Sparks police departments, will place additional personnel on saturation patrol throughout the county starting this week through Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, officials said Tuesday.
"The emphasis is to contact drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs," according to a WCSO press release. "The goal of this campaign is to help make the holiday season as safe as possible for all motorists on Nevada's roadways."
Extra patrols are possible through the "Joining Forces" DUI Enforcement Campaign, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program made possible by grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, seat belt, distracted driving, speed and pedestrian safety.
"The purpose of the DUI Saturation Enforcement campaign is to educate the driving public in regards to DUI laws, to enforce the community's no tolerance stance toward impaired driving and to remind people that it's never safe to drive impaired," officials said.