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ELKO – Elko Police Department staff will be increasing patrols on New Year’s Eve.

The extra workforce over the holiday weekend is designed to address drunken driving and other safety concerns, according to Lt. Mike Palhegyi.

Police suggest anyone out drinking in public be sure to have a designated driver or take a taxi home, so they do not drive while intoxicated.

The blood alcohol limit in Nevada is 0.08 percent, and lower for minors and commercial vehicle drivers. Other substances, including legally purchased marijuana, can also result in a DUI conviction.

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Drivers are required to submit to drug or alcohol testing at an officer’s request under the implied consent law.


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