Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-128
Date Issued:
Sep 02, 2021 - 8:08AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies enhance enforcement in Joining Forces impaired driving operation

Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are working to keep your late summer and Labor Day holiday travels safer by participating in an impaired driving Joining Forces event aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence.

From September 2 through September 13, 2021, deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join partnering agencies in this special enforcement and awareness operation made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

September is filled with events in the Truckee Meadows, and this impaired driving campaign is a reminder to always have a plan in place if you plan on drinking. DUI arrests can be avoided by simply designating a driver, or by calling a taxi or rideshare to get you home safely.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, speed, distracted driving, seat belt 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.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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