St Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in several high-visibility traffic enforcement details over St Patrick’s Day.

Due to the typical alcohol consumption associated with St Patrick’s Day celebrations, DUI incidents tend to increase during this celebrated festival.

On Friday and Saturday nights, March 16th and 17th, 2012, deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, working in conjunction with deputies of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, will conduct increased DUI enforcement patrols on the highways and roadways within Douglas County and Carson City.

National traffic studies have shown that these types of targeted patrols provide an increased risk of detection and apprehension of DUI violators, thereby reducing the number of drivers willing to risk driving while impaired by alcohol.

This enforcement detail is partially paid for by a grant from the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

County Sheriff Ron Pierini stated; “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the roads and highways of our community safe. As part of that effort, we will be conducting additional traffic enforcement details when resources allow, particularly targeting distracted or intoxicated drivers”.

Sheriff Ron Pierini reminds those persons who may consume alcoholic beverages as part of their St Patrick’s Day celebration to catch a ride with a sober driver or utilize a local taxi service.