DUI checkpoint, patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday


Metro Police announced they would conduct a Super Bowl Sunday sobriety checkpoint west of Interstate 15 to keep impaired drivers off the roads.

The DUI checkpoint — targeting both drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers — will run from 4 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard, police said.

Metro and other participating law enforcement agencies will deploy saturation patrols surrounding the checkpoint, bound by Tropicana Avenue to the south, Desert Inn Road to the north, Valley View Boulevard to the east and Rainbow Boulevard to the west.

Police said drug recognition expert officers, meaning those who have undergone training to identify people impaired by drugs, will be at the checkpoint.

Authorities chose the location, in part, because of successful previous checkpoints in the area, police said.

A grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety helps fund the enforcement effort.