The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday to target intoxicated drivers. An estimated 30 to 35 officers will be on patrol from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday, in areas where DUI incidents are more likely to occur. This year’s Super Bowl features the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, with many bars, restaurants, and casinos holding events with alcohol served. In 2022, LVMPD officers arrested 38 suspected drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. Each month, the LVMPD runs a “DUI blitz”, with this month’s coinciding with the Super Bowl. Normally, the number of DUI blitz suspects apprehended range from the high teens to low 20s.
Meanwhile, the Nevada Clark County Commission this week approved spending nearly $3 million for programs to assist kids and teens who have been sex trafficked or are at risk of becoming victims of the crime. The money will benefit two programs in Nevada – Eagle Quest and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City – and will help female children from 11 to 17 with therapy, vocational training, and other aid. In 2020, LVMPD officers found 123 victims