The Nevada Highway Patrol within the Las Vegas space has a fleet of Police Interceptor Utility autos which can be arduous for drunks and non-drunks alike to determine as legislation enforcement. These “ghosted out” Ford Explorers have been patrolling the streets, completely in search of impaired drivers. The police markings on every car mix into the paint job extra subtly as to not mirror and be simply acknowledged. The flashing lights usually on prime of a police cruiser at the moment are a strip simply above the windshield, flush with the roof.
This activity drive doesn’t reply different service calls. Their mission is devoted to getting as many drunk drivers off the roads as attainable, and it appears to be working. The strike staff has made 1,264 arrests up to now this yr, in comparison with the 992 from 2019.
The DUI strike staff usually features a phlebotomist for evidentiary testing on the scene. It quickens the method and permits officers to be on the road for extra of their shift.
Vacation boozing is predicted to be up as at all times, even with Covid, as a result of individuals who wish to exit and drink and drive are the identical boobs who do not give two craps about correctly locking down throughout a pandemic.
This Christmas season the officers on the police station hold bulbs on their Christmas tree for each DUI arrest made. Every ornament has the DUI arrest date and arresting officer badge quantity written on it. I’ve at all times stated, nothing rings within the Christmas season like a “drunk arrest tree” and a slammer filled with sloppy Las Vegas lushes.