Targeting DUI Drivers
DUI Drivers cause fatal traffic crashes
The Carson City Sheriffs Office is joining forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies to stop drunk drivers and drivers under the influence of drugs. Officers will be out in force from Sept 3rd through Sept 13th.
Impaired driving is never a good idea, remember, it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath, to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway.
Federal data shows nationwide:
* Young people between the ages of 21 and 24 accounts for one-third of drivers arrested for DUI.
* Over a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment.
* Many people die each day in automobile accidents that involve a drunk driver.
* Every day around 800 people are injured in a drunk driving crash and 30 people die.
The Carson City Sheriffs Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Visit www.zerofatalitiesnv.com for more information.