Sun. Jul 12th, 2020

State Police sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in counties across the state in July

CLOVIS (KSMX)- New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of July.

“We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol-related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving”.

Figures show there were 33 alcohol-related fatalities in New Mexico over the first five months of the year. That’s half of what was reported between January and May of 2019. Overall, there were 173 alcohol-related fatalities in New Mexico in 2019 — 21 more than the previous year.