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LAKE MEAD DUI CHECKPOINTS AUG 15 AND 23

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Date: August 12, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

LAKE MEAD DUI CHECKPOINTS, AUG 15 & 23

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the following dates and locations:

- Saturday, Aug. 15, Lakeshore Dr. near Las Vegas Bay from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

- Sunday, Aug. 23, Cottonwood Cove from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The checkpoint held on July 11 resulted in 5 arrests. In 2008, there were a total of 193 arrests for DUI in the recreation area.

It's a federal crime to operate a vehicle or boat under the influence in a National Park Service area. Penalties include fines up to $5000, maximum 6 months in jail, and up to five years probation.

Members of the media interested in covering the checkpoint should contact Andrew Muñoz at 702-293-8691.

- NPS -

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