Law enforcement “Joining Forces” for New Year’s Weekend

It’s the time of year again when friends and families join together to celebrate New Year’s. Northeastern Nevada law enforcement wants everyone to have a safe holiday season. Please don’t drink and drive. Many families lose loved ones due to alcohol-related crashes

This New Year’s weekend, law enforcement from Humboldt, Lander, Elko and White Pine County Sheriff’s Departments, the Nevada Highway Patrol, Winnemucca and West Wendover Police Departments are “joining forces” in an effort to stop drinking and driving.

“One fatality is too many,” said Sgt. Dave Winstead, from the Elko County Sheriff’s Department. “Our goal is Zero Fatalities.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over the past five years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year’s holiday season.

Thinking about having a drink for the road? Think about the consequences. Even if  you don’t get into an accident, you could go to jail, lose your driver’s license, get your vehicle towed and owe thousands of dollars in fines. 

This holiday season, the law enforcement entities involved in “joining forces” urge you to make the right decision: get a designated driver or call a cab but do not drink and drive.