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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.
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