Las Cruces Police Plan For Sobriety Checkpoints

Las Cruces Police Plan For Sobriety Checkpoints
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 4:31pm

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct at least three sobriety checkpoints and four saturation patrols within city limits during the month of March.

LCPD sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols 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 plan ahead of time and use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.

Police also encourage 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 and up to 30 days in jail.

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