Carson City Sheriff’s Office to host sobriety check point Friday as part of Joining Forces campaign | NevadaAppeal.com

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to host sobriety check point Friday as part of Joining Forces campaign

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Carson City Sheriff's Office is joining law enforcement agencies across Nevada to emphasize the importance of safe and sober driving during the Labor Day weekend.

Through Sept. 10, the Carson City Sheriff's Office will dedicate extra deputies to DUI enforcement as part of a statewide Joining Forces campaign aimed at reducing tragedies caused by people driving under the influence.

In addition to adding additional deputies for DUI enforcement, the Carson City Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety check point on Friday.

"This is just one more step the Carson City Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the residents of Carson City to ensure the roads are safe to travel on this holiday weekend," the office said in a press release.

Funding for the extra patrols needed for this campaign is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, speed, distracted driving, seat belt and pedestrian safety.

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The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide Traffic Safety Programs, visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com.