CHECKPOINTS, SATURATION PATROLS PLANNED FRIDAY, JAN. 7

CHECKPOINTS, SATURATION PATROLS PLANNED FRIDAY, JAN. 7

As part of its ongoing battle against impaired driving in Doña Ana County, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department will conduct saturation patrols and checkpoints on Friday, Jan. 7, at various points and times throughout the jurisdiction.

Although the emphasis will be on apprehending drunk drivers, the deputies also will be on the lookout for other types of violations.

Drivers should keep in mind that Doña Ana County has an ordinance in place allowing for the seizure of vehicles from people with prior DWIs or who are driving on suspended or revoked licenses.

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department reminds all drivers to buckle up every time, and never drink and drive.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Coordinator Lt. Michael Kinney at (575) 525-8804.