Courtesy of Nevada Highway Patrol
RENO, NV - The annual 2011 Street Vibrations motorcycle event created a lot of traffic on northern Nevada roadways resulting in numerous service calls for troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Additional troopers were placed on duty throughout the entire event in an effort to create a highly visible presence on our area’s highways and to handle the anticipated larger volume of calls for service.
Beginning on Wednesday morning, September 21st through Sunday evening, September 25th, a total of 84 crashes were investigated in the greater northern Nevada area. Forty-nine of those crashes only involved property damage while the other 35 had some type of injuries reported. NHP says not a single fatality crash during this year’s event
Additionally, 23 motorists were arrested during that same 5-day time-frame. Sixteen motorists were arrested for DUI and the other 7 were related to warrants, misdemeanor or felony arrests.
In addition to the accidents and arrests, 1,396 traffic enforcement stops were made and 230 additional motorists were provided assistance with their disabled vehicles due to problems such as flat tires, running out of fuel and other engine and transmission failures.
Numerous troopers were also dispatched to John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Friday evening to assist the Sparks Police Department contain and control the scene with a shooting inside the casino that left one person dead and two injured.