The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has three sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols scheduled for the month of March. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths that could result from intoxicated drivers who choose to get behind the wheel.
Checkpoints and patrols will be conducted on March 16, 17, and 24 in various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County. Checkpoints are usually set up between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. Deputies will be looking for all types of violations with an emphasis on intoxicated drivers.
New Mexico law also allows for the possible seizure or forfeiture of vehicles driven by people who have been convicted of multiple DWI offenses.