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Law Enforcement Steps Up Presence For Holiday Travel

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In an effort to get ready for busy roads in the weeks ahead, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies for a DUI Saturation Enforcement.

Roads are going to be busy the next couple days as folks head out or in to see family and friends for the holidays.

That's why law enforcement is cracking down on drunk driving in particular.

"Our officers are going to patrol the roadways and look for any type of moving violation, which is maybe speeding, running a stop sign, swerving in and out of travel lane or driving recklessly," said Armando Avina of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

The Nevada Highway Patrol, along with Sparks and Reno Police and of course, the Washoe County Sheriff's office are all teaming up and stepping up their presence on the roads the next couple of weeks.

Avina said rain, snow and ice this time of year along with more people drinking is a dangerous combination. He said alcohol almost always is a contributing factor.

"We want people to celebrate, but celebrate responsibly. Select a sober driver, find some alternate means of transportation and understand a sober drive is not a person who has drank the least, but the person who doesn't drink at all."

The DUI Saturation Enforcement started Monday and runs through January 2nd.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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