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DUI Checkpoint

By LAWREN LINEHAN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Las Vegas police, along with officers from other area commands, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night. The checkpoint is being supported by the Enforcing Under Age Drinking Laws grant and will take place on a road that had 26 drunk drivers and traffic accidents in the last […]

No warrant needed to get cellphone records, Nevada justices rule

By SANDRA CHEREB LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU CARSON CITY — Law enforcement does not need to show probable cause and get a warrant before obtaining cellphone records that show a person’s general whereabouts and phone usage, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The opinion by a three-judge panel upheld the murder, burglary and robbery […]

Community court program aims to cut petty crime around Las Vegas Strip

By ALEXANDER S. COREY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL An upcoming Clark County court program aims to reduce nonviolent crime on and around the Las Vegas Strip by steering repeat offenders away from overcrowded jails and toward social services and community service work. It’s an approach that supporters say better addresses “underlying problems” that lead to repeat […]

DUI Checkpoint

By RAVEN JACKSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Metro’s Traffic Bureau along with officers from area commands will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the west valley next week. The checkpoint will be conducted near West Charleston and South Rampart boulevards from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday.   Law Office of Garrett T. Ogata 3841 W […]

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Question 2 (2016)

The Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative is on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Nevada as an indirect initiated state statute. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize one ounce or less of marijuana for recreational use for people who are at least 21 years old.   Law Office of Garrett T. Ogata 3841 W Charleston […]

What a waste of lives!

Alcohol Level

Will people learn from this DUI multiple death case? Being there at the sentencing opened up my eyes to reality of a deadly growing trend that I’ve noticed over the years. Not only was the 26 year old, Ray Diokno, found guilty of DUI, but he was racing his 330i BMW with another car through […]

Superbowl Sunday DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints this Super Bowl weekend will start from 7pm – 1am near Town Square Shopping Center.  On Super Bowl Sunday, the checkpoints will start from 6pm -1am and will be at areas known to have high traffic accidents and impaired drivers. In past years, Metro had DUI checkpoints at these locations on Super Bowl […]

Mixed drinks with diet beverages may boost breath alcohol levels

By By Andrew M. Seaman | Reuters – Fri, 27 Nov, 2015 (Reuters Health) – People who mix alcohol and diet drinks end up with more alcohol on their breath, according to a new study. People who drank vodka mixed with diet soda had higher alcohol concentrations on their breath than those who drank the […]


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