Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoints
LAS CRUCES, NM — At least three hotspots are planned in Las Cruces for sobriety checkpoints through the month of April.
Beginning March 30, LCPD sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will exercise efforts 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.