New Mexico State Police release traffic citation/crash figures for holiday weekend

Posted: July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized
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New Mexico State Police

As is the common practice for holiday weekends, New Mexico State Police conducted intense patrolling over the Independence Day holiday weekend and released the statistics from those operations on Tuesday afternoon.

Between the four-day span beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday, here are the stats as reported by Sgt. Tim Johnson:

  • Fatal Crashes – 1 (alcohol related)
  • Alcohol Related Crashes – 5
  • Total Crashes – 66
  • DWI Arrests – 50
  • Hazardous Citations – 1373
  • Adult Restraint Citations – 314
  • Child Restraint Citations – 117
  • Motorist Assists – 167

And from an e-mail sent out out by Johnson:

Although the above statistical data is important, the lives potentially saved as a result of these operations have a further reaching impact on the citizens of New Mexico and those traveling through our state. Chief Robert Shilling said the seat belt enforcement “saves more lives than we could ever imagine.”

  1. Shauna Sand says:

    That is terrible look how many adults and children were not using a seat belt!

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