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This weekend Utah, Idaho and Nevada are coming together for a 4th of July "Joining Forces" DUI campaign. The Utah Highway Patrol, Nevada Highway Patrol and Idaho State Police will be working together June 29-30 to look for impaired drivers and attempting to reduce accidents.
"Our campaign this year is unique. Nevada and Idaho are working the same Joining Forces weekend as we are," says Lt. Lee Perry with the Section 1 Northern Utah UHP.
"Not only that, but county sheriff's departments and city PDs in all three states that are near the borders where the three meet are also participating."
The Utah Highway Patrol is joining forces with these other agencies in a team concept approach to attack impaired driving on one of the most dangerous weekends for DUI driving.
"We want people in Northern Utah, Southern Idaho and Northwestern Nevada to remember that if you cross that state line, the campaign is still the same in each of these states," Lt. Perry continued. Participating agencies in Northern Utah are Utah Highway Patrol and Box Elder County Sheriff's Office. UHP troopers will focus their DUI enforcement on I-84, I-15, SR-30 and SR-91 in conjunction with Idaho State Patrol and Nevada Highway Patrol.