50 cited in DUI checkpoint, none for drunken driving
A DUI checkpoint on Saturday night in east Carson City resulted in the arrest of four people on traffic violations and the impounding of 25 vehicles being driven by people without licenses. No one was arrested for drunken driving.
Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrod Adams said 1,147 vehicles passed through the inspection point at Lepire and Fairview drives between 3 and 9 p.m.
Adams said each vehicle was checked to determine if the drivers were under the influence of alcohol, were driving with valid licenses and were wearing their seat belts.
Thirty-four people were issued $187 tickets for driving without valid licenses. Twelve people were issued $67 tickets for seat-belt violations. Four people were issued $82 tickets for making illegal U-turns in an attempt to avoid the checkpoint. Three people were arrested on various warrants, and one person was arrested for driving on a license suspended for DUI.
Adams said about 25 vehicles were towed because the drivers did not have valid licenses and the registered owners were not present.
Overtime for the campaign was paid for by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, Department of Public Safety.
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