By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say they screened more than 2,000 motorists and arrested 30 on driving under the influence charges during a St. Patrick’s Day checkpoint set up on a busy thoroughfare east of the Strip.

A department tally says 88 drivers were tested and 58 were cleared during the 7 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday roadblock set up on Paradise Road just north of Tropicana Avenue.

Officer Randall Stephenson says the traffic bureau checkpoint focused on identifying drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers of all ages in an effort to increase safety and prevent collisions.

He says the operation used 27 police personnel to screen vehicles.

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