March 7, 2014
The Washoe County sheriff's office is putting extra deputies on patrol this week looking for motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The five-day DUI crackdown is designed to help keep roads safer during the holiday season. It is being paid for by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
Authorities say the Christmas-New Year's holiday is traditionally dangerous because of the number of people who travel and an increase in social gatherings.
Authorities are reminding partygoers not to drink and drive. And if you plan to drink, select a designated driver or take an alternate means of transportation.