Friday, July 6, 2012 | 6:17 p.m.
Thirty drivers were arrested on DUI charges at two sobriety checkpoints conducted July 3-4, Metro Police officials said.
Through a joint effort of valley police departments, potential drunken drivers had to pass through 34 officers, a DUI Van and a phlebotomist, officials said. More than 4,000 cars funneled through the checkpoints, and 81 drivers were tested, officials said.
Officials said the checkpoints were designed to cut down on drunken driving incidents during the celebratory holiday. A Nevada Office of Traffic Safety “Joining Forces” grant helped pay for the checkpoints, officials said.
Metro Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Mesquite Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol participated in the effort, officials said.