Cops starting preparations for Good Friday pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayó

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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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 the New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police Department, Pojoaque Tribal Police Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Department.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting its normal mobile patrols of the roadways leading to Chimayo.  During these patrols deputies will be looking for impaired drivers as well as stepping up enforcement of traffic violations to help ensure a safe environment for the participating walkers.

As always, Sheriff Garcia reminds 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.  If you are driving please be extra careful and be more observant of pedestrians while traveling along the route of the pilgrimage.  If you are going to be walking make sure to dress appropriately, stay hydrated, and if walking during the night time hours please wear reflective material or have a flashlight.  The Sheriff’s Office will be handing out glow sticks at various locations along the route of the pilgrimage on Thursday night.

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