SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office along with law enforcement personnel from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, and the Nevada Highway Patrol have successfully concluded “Joining Forces” as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” alcohol and drug impaired driving concentrated effort. The two-week combined effort began on August 19th and continued through Monday, September 5th.
The following activity results are solely the statistics from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested 4 drivers for DUI, 15 drug related arrests, 6 various felony arrests, and 3 fugitive arrests. Deputies issued 175 speeding citations and another 256 citations for registration, equipment, movement, no insurance, driver’s license, seat belt and other miscellaneous traffic violations. Finally, Deputies issued 252 warning citations merely educating the public on the dangers of the roadway, including pedestrian and overall traffic safety.
Deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office were able to complete this impaired driving enforcement campaign with funds awarded by a grant made possible through the Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.