By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Nevada
The Independence Day holiday weekend is almost upon us. That means barbecues, picnics, and fireworks shows across Clark County. Most people will probably celebrate the birth of our nation responsibly, but there are bound to be a few who endanger everyone else by trying to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
To that end, Metro Police is setting up DUI checkpoints at certain spots across the valley. Two of those checkpoint locations have already been announced.
Beginning Friday evening at 7pm, law enforcement officers will be set up in the northwest part of the valley at Charleston Boulevard and Community College Drive. That checkpoint will remain operational until 3am Saturday morning. According to authorities, there have been 14 arrests for DUI, 31 motor vehicle collisions, and 67 drug- or alcohol-related incidents at or near that intersection since the start of the year.
Another DUI checkpoint will be in place later in the weekend near the Strip on Paradise Road a bit north of Tropicana Avenue. Police will operate this checkpoint from 7pm Sunday evening until 3am on the morning of July 4th. Officials say that because this second checkpoint will concentrate on identifying drugged drivers, Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be on hand to evaluate motorists.
Metro officers will be joined at these checkpoints by members of the Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments, as well as personnel from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol. These DUI crackdowns are being funded in part by a Joining Forces grant provided by the Nevada DPS’s Office of Traffic Safety.
If you are hurt as the result of the actions of a drugged or drunk driver, you should contact a qualified DUI accident attorney to assist you in getting the compensation to which you are entitled.
Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend!
o About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in motorcycle accidents, car accidents, drunk driver crashes, auto pedestrian accidents, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured
driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.