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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.

New Mexico State Police

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

NMSP Lt. Robert McDonald sent out word of the checkpoint earlier this week. Cops publicize the event in advance in the hopes to get potential drunk drivers to change their driving habits. McDonald did not disclose where in Santa Fe the checkpoint will be.

New Mexico State Police

New Mexico State Police on Monday released the following stats regarding St. Patricks Day weekend DWI arrests statewide:

New Mexico State Police arrested 38 DWI offenders during the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday weekend.

State Police Officers were out in force over the holiday weekend conducting 15 DWI sobriety checkpoint projects though-out the state. Sobriety checkpoints have (more…)

New Mexico State Police

State Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint somewhere in Santa Fe County on Wednesday (Jan. 4).

Here is an e-mail from NMSP sent this morning:

The New Mexico State Police is continuing its efforts to decrease the number of our citizens killed or injured as a result of drunk drivers.  It’s well known that the holiday season is one the most heavily traveled time of the year.  The number of sobriety checkpoints increase at this time of the year to arrest drunk drivers and hopefully deter those who may be contemplating the poor decision to drink and drive.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision.

  • Who: New Mexico State Police
  • What: Sobriety Checkpoint
  • When: January 4, 2012, evening
  • Where: Santa Fe County