Posts Tagged ‘drunk driving’

They won’t say exactly when or where, but the Santa Fe Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint this weekend.

Here is their emailed news release from Monday morning:

As part of the ongoing efforts to keep Santa Fe roads and streets safe, the Santa Fe Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint the weekend of July 28th. Driving under the influence is a crime. Anyone caught driving under the influence will be arrested, their automobile may be seized and they will incur significant costs included legal bills.

[Video courtesy Santa Fe Police Department]

Nicole Castellano, the 42-year-old who earlier this month lost her Democratic primary bid for the state Senate District 39 seat, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated DWI and resisting an officer.

Police on Monday released the arrest video and audio.

The video shows her (more…)

New Mexico State Police

New Mexico State Police will be conducting a DWI sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Santa Fe County on Friday night.

Cops usually step up the DWI checkpoints in the summer months and this year is no different. While NMSP always announces in advance that they will be conducting a checkpoint somewhere in the county, the department never says exactly where until the cops are on site setting up the operation.

From the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol the weekend of June 8th, 2012.  Deputies will be patrolling the county looking for impaired drivers and stepping up enforcement of all traffic infractions.  Sheriff Robert A. Garcia would like to remind the motoring public NOT to Drink and Drive, obey the speed limit and make sure that every passenger in the vehicle is properly restrained with an appropriate passenger restraint device.

I won’t sound off much on this one, rather I’ll let the prepared statement handed out in court on Thursday by Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella speak for itself.

The case this all stems from is about the Juan de Dios Cordova vehicular homicide case and the unfortunate circus it has turned into court.

Just a heads up… The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says it will be conducting a DWI saturation patrol Saturday trying to hit the Cinco de Mayo party-goers around the Santa Fe area. More cops on the road looking specifically for drunk drivers.

Here is a link to the story and details associated with the above video shot by New Mexican photographer Luis Sanchez Saturno:

From Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia’s office:

Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia announces that on Thursday, April 5th, 2012, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI Check Point.  The Check Point will be setup in northern Santa Fe County, along the route of travel for the pilgrims who are participating in the pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be assisted by officers from (more…)

New Mexico State Police

New Mexico State Police and the Santa Fe New Mexican continue teaming up for Operation Descansos — essentially a joint effort DWI warrant roundup project. The following is an update sent out to media Tuesday morning from the New Mexican State Police Department:

On, March 17th and March 25th ,2012 local law enforcement teams performed  DWI Warrant Operations in Santa Fe County, during these operations there were a total of 50 attempts, and 2 arrest with 3 warrant served.

Santa Fe County “Operation Descansos” started September 26, 2010 when the Santa Fe New Mexican published (more…)

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