Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.
Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.
Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.
The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.
If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips: