INCLNE VILLAGE — The Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office are planning a sobriety check point for the Fourth of July holiday.
The check point will be held in Incline Village and is being funded by a Joining Forces grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.
Due to the fireworks display and other special events planned at Lake Tahoe, a large increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic expected during the holiday. The increase in law enforcement presence at the lake will help deter motorists and pedestrians from entering the roadways while impaired. In addition to the check point, additional officers will be patrolling the area roadways throughout the weekend to further protect pedestrians and other motorists from impaired drivers.
The NHP would like to urge motorists and pedestrians to use extra caution during this holiday and use a designated driver.