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Nevada cops upping DUI patrols around St. Patrick’s Day

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Nevada law enforcement will be increasing patrols before, during and after the St. Patrick's Day holiday, which often is dedicated to alcohol consumption.

Officers will conduct high-visibility enforcement between March 4 and 23, according to a press release, patrolling for drivers and motorcycle riders who appear under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It's part of the latest effort by those involved in the state-funded "Joining Forces" grant — including Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Nevada Highway Patrol — to minimize deaths on Nevada roads.

Last year, 145 Nevada motorists were killed in automobile crashes, and 55 Nevada motorcyclists were killed in crashes, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

For more information, visitzerofatalitiesnv.com/impaired.php.