Police plan sobriety checkpoints

Police plan sobriety checkpoints
MGN Online
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 10:12am

The Las Cruces Police Department, as part of the 100 Days and Nights of Summer, has scheduled at least three sobriety checkpoints and several saturation patrols within city limits between the dates of Aug. 9-31.

The 100 Days and Nights of Summer program is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and includes the participation of law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated. Las Cruces Police encourage those who plan on consuming alcoholic beverages to use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.

Anyone who needs a safe ride home on Fridays, Saturdays or holidays between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. can take advantage of Project Home, a program sponsored by Dona Ana County and Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi. One or two people can receive a $5 taxi ride home from anywhere within Dona Ana County. For up to four people the fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.

For Project Home taxi service call (575) 524-TAXI.

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