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Henderson police announce DUI patrols

Henderson police announced Monday that they would be joined by neighboring police departments in conducting DUI patrols for much of March.

The “saturation patrols” will start Wednesday and run through March 23, Henderson police wrote in a release Monday.

In 2014, 285 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways, the release said. Henderson had 13 traffic-related deaths, according to the the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 74 of Nevada’s total traffic-related deaths, and 45 of those alcohol-related crash deaths were in Clark County.

The Henderson Police Department received $107,500 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s office of traffic safety for the 2015 “Joining Forces” program.

This combined DUI enforcement is the sixth Joining Forces effort this year, the release said. Other enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding and distracted driving.

Contact Kimber Lax at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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