RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has completed its share of the Joining Forces DUI saturation and speed enforcement campaign. Sheriff’s office patrol staff made 181 traffic stops and arrested five drivers for DUI. Additionally, of the 181 traffic stops, there was one drug-related arrest. Ninety-four drivers were cited for speeding and 15 others for drivers’ license-related violations. Other violations involved registration, equipment, seat belt, child seat, no insurance and cell phone use while driving. These violations totaled 85 citations. All other miscellaneous citations and written warnings totaled 58.
Although a driver may be stopped for one violation during the deputy’s investigation, several other violations could be observed. It’s possible that one driver could be issued a citation for numerous violations.
Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, seat belt and speed and pedestrian safety. The sheriff’s office joined the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol during this enforcement campaign.