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December 22, 2012
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NHP keeping an eye out for impaired drivers

With Christmas and New Year's often come inclement weather and always come unsafe, possibly drunk, drivers. To combat impaired driving, the Nevada Highway Patrol is increasing its staffing levels on both holiday weekends, with a slightly higher level of personnel for the New Years Eve holiday.

A Joining Forces grant through the Office of Traffic Safety will help to offset the extra staffing costs, according to NHP.

Troopers will be looking for both drivers committing "egregious violations" and those who are impaired.

Those who do see impaired drivers are encouraged to report them to the NHP dispatch at *647 or 775-687-0400.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 22, 2012 03:17AM Published Dec 22, 2012 03:17AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.