Sheriff’s Office to Conduct an Administrative Roadside Checkpoint

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an Administrative Roadside Checkpoint on Saturday, January 8th from approximately 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on El Rancho Drive near Weems Way (Weems Park area). This checkpoint is being conducted to ensure that drivers are legally operating their vehicles pursuant to Nevada Law.

While this is being conducted similarly to a DUI Checkpoint, the object of the checkpoint is to ensure operators have a valid driver’s license and have proper insurance and registration for their vehicles.

Nevada law allows for Administrative Roadside Checkpoints to be conducted for several purposes. In addition, we will be checking for proper occupant restraint usage as well as any other violations of law.

The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting this checkpoint using grant funds provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.