HENDERSON, Nev. -- Officers arrested nine drivers on DUI charges during a big enforcement effort which targeted impaired drivers.
Over a three week period, which ended on Jan. 5, Henderson Police officers, along with the Metro and Mesquite Police agencies used “saturation patrols” to search the area for drunk drivers. Officers also issued 61 tickets to drivers who were speeding, HPD said.
There were seven citations given out to drivers who ran red lights, and a number of tickets were given to drivers who didn't have insurance, drove on a revoked, suspended or expired driver's license, or drivers that didn't have the right vehicle registration.
Last year, 285 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 74 of those deaths, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.