LAS VEGAS CRIME ROUND UP: DUI Drivers Beware, Metro Cops To Patrol On Super Bowl Sunday

Posted on: February 11, 2023, 02:56h. 

Last updated on: February 11, 2023, 02:56h.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers will be out in force for Super Bowl Sunday, looking for intoxicated drivers.

LVMPD officers stop a suspected intoxicated driver
LVMPD officers stop a suspected intoxicated driver, pictured above. Officers will be out in force in Las Vegas looking for possible DUI motorists on Super Bowl Sunday. (Image: KSNV)

The selective enforcement will include at least anywhere from 30 to 35 officers. They will be on patrol from 5 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

This year’s Super Bowl will be played starting at 3:30 p.m. (PT). It features the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.

Many bars, restaurants, and casinos in Las Vegas are holding Super Bowl-linked events, with alcohol being served.

Police did not identify the location of the enforcement effort. But it is expected to be in areas where DUI incidents are more frequent, the Review-Journal said.

In 2022, LVMPD officers arrested 38 suspected intoxicated motorists on Super Bowl Sunday.

The LVMPD runs a “DUI blitz” each month, with this month’s coinciding with the Super Bowl. Typically, on a non-Super Bowl day, the number of DUI blitz suspects caught are between the high teens and low 20s.

$3M for Child Sex Trafficking Victims, Complex Planned

Nevada’s Clark County Commission this week approved spending almost $3M for programs to help kids and teens who were sex trafficked or are potential victims of the crime.

The program will help female children who may be as young as 11 up through 17, with therapy and other assistance, such as vocational training for a career.

The money will benefit two programs in Nevada: Eagle Quest, a Nevada foster care agency, which will get about $1.5 million, and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, $1.3 million.

Some 400 children were assessed to be at risk of sex trafficking in Clark County during 2022, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. But only 50 of them were actually getting therapy and other types of assistance, county officials said.

Pimps of these girls are arrested in Las Vegas. In 2021, a 29-year-old man was charged with sex trafficking a child on the Las Vegas Strip. He was accused of beating her and keeping the money she made.

In 2020, LVMPD officers found 123 victims of sex trafficking in Las Vegas who were under 18-years-old.

To address this challenge, several casinos or casino companies, as well as the Clark County School District, are among the organizations that donated money to St. Jude’s to build a new Nevada “healing center” for young victims of sex trafficking.

Planned for a 10-acre site, the $25M healing center is scheduled to open in 2024.

Among the donors are MGM Resorts International, The Cosmopolitan, Caesars Entertainment, and Aristocrat Gaming, according to a St. Jude’s statement.

It will serve children over the age of 10. The center will have both therapy and an on-site school to educate and counsel the children. Its program will address the long-lasting physical and psychological trauma linked to sex-trafficking.

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