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Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint Thursday night

Las Vegas police, along with officers from other area commands, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night.

The checkpoint is being supported by the Enforcing Under Age Drinking Laws grant and will take place on a road that had 26 drunk drivers and traffic accidents in the last six months, according to the department.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 3 a.m., will focus on drug and alcohol impaired drivers to include juveniles, young adults and older adults, before they get involved in a collision, police said.

This event symbolizes the commitment of the Las Vegas police toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number of alcohol related traffic collisions as well as alcohol related traffic fatalities, police said.

Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Find @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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