More officers on patrol over weekend
Nevada Appeal Staff Report
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Additional law enforcement officers along with troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will be conducting DUI saturation patrols throughout the Nevada Day holiday weekend.
With a grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, this is an effort to put more officers on the streets to look for motorists who have committed moving violations or who appear to be driving impaired, said NHP Spokesman Trooper Chuck Allen.
Although no DUI checkpoints are currently planned this weekend, motorists will see additional marked patrol vehicles as residents and visitors celebrate Nevada's birthday, Allen said.
He said the following are some of the signs troopers are trained to look for in identifying suspected drunken drivers:
• Inability to maintain a travel lane
• Difficulty negotiating curves or turns in the roadway
• Driving without headlights during hours of darkness
• Wrong-way drivers
• Unsafe lane changes
• Throwing a lit cigarette from a vehicle
To report a suspected DUI driver on any highway, motorists may call the Department of Public Safety Communications Center by dialing *NHP from any cell phone.