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Results Released in 'Joining Forces' Campaign

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From the Washoe County Sheriff's Office:

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office participated in a Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign during the first ten days of March as part of ongoing efforts to increase public safety by reducing the number of accidents and injuries caused by driving over the posted speed limit.

From March 1 through March 10, the Sheriff's Office joined the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol for a high-intensity traffic enforcement campaign focusing on the importance of observing speed laws to help keep Washoe County roads, and those who use them, safe. 

Sheriff's Office patrol staff assigned to this Joining Forces campaign initiated a total of 321 traffic stops. Although a driver may be stopped for one violation, several other violations may be observed during the subsequent investigation making it possible that a driver may be issued citations for numerous violations.

The total number of violations cited and warnings issued during this event was 431. More than half of those citations, 241, were issued for speed violations. 

Other violations cited by the Sheriff's Office include:

 38 cell phone use/distracted driving
 58 for failure to show proof of insurance
 21 driver's license related violations
 15 motor vehicle registration violations
 4 vehicle equipment violations
 3 violations for running a red light
 2 violations for failing to yield the right of way
 1 seatbelt violation
 13 all other violations
 35 warnings

Sheriff's Office participation in this Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign was made possible by grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, distracted driving, seat belt, and speed and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

From the Washoe County Sheriff's Office

From Sparks Police:

The Sparks Police Department, in conjunction with NHP and WCSO, conducted an eight day Joining Forces event with the focus on cracking down on Driving Under the Influence offenses. 

During the campaign officers made 261 stops with 10 arrests for DUI. The officers also wrote citations for 138 violations and issued 122 warnings for other violations. 

Speeding was the most frequent offense. 

An overwhelming majority of the drivers stopped were above the age of 20. Only 6 stops were made on drivers 20 years old and below.

From Sparks Police

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