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Nevada authorities looking for impaired motorists and riders

Law enforcement agencies statewide are taking part in a “Joining Forces” effort through Sept. 15 to promote safety among motorists and motorcycle riders, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Law enforcement officers are increasing patrols for impaired drivers and riders, the sheriff’s office said.

In efforts to achieve the “Zero Fatalities” goal this season, drivers and riders are encouraged to know the law for blood alcohol levels and to abide by the following guidelines:

■ designate a sober driver before drinking

■ use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation if impaired

■ take advantage of local sober ride programs

■ call 911 if a drunk driver is spotted on the road

■ take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired

“If you’re drinking, find a sober ride or law enforcement will find one for you,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

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