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National Park Service (NPS) and Partners will Hold an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Checkpoint at Lake Mead on August 25, 2007 40-07

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Date: August 9, 2007
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947

On Saturday, August 25, 2007, NPS Rangers, will conduct an OUI (commonly referred to as a DUI - driving while under the influence) Checkpoint at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The NPS Rangers will be assisted by Nevada Department of Wildlife Wardens, STOP DUI Volunteers and other law enforcement partners.

Operations like OUI checkpoints, for both cars and vessels, help ensure the safety of our visitors and employees. Rangers want to remind visitors to be responsible while operating motor vehicles or vessels in the recreation area. The maximum fine for a misdemeanor OUI is $5,000 and/or six months in jail.

Note to Editors and News Directors: If you want to cover this event, contact Roxanne Dey at 283.2344 on August 24th for specific location and time information.

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