LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints Next Month

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints Next Month

POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:14pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:14pm

LAS CRUCES- The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint and four saturation patrols within city limits between the dates of Dec. 1-31, 2011.

LCPD sobriety checkpoints are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated. Additional enforcement activities may include underage and party patrols.

The Las Cruces Police Department encourages those who plan on consuming alcoholic beverages to arrange ahead of time and use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.

Police also encourages residents to report disorderly gatherings or loud house parties. City of Las Cruces ordinance 19-94 prohibits loud or unruly gatherings, and violators of that law can be subjected to a fine of $300 to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.
 

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