DWI CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

DWI CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department will implement a DWI checkpoint Saturday night, May 17, at an undisclosed location in the county.

The checkpoint is scheduled from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The sheriff’s department is partnering with the New Mexico State Police to conduct the checkpoint. Additional sheriff’s personnel will be compensated through Operation DWI grant funding.

The sheriff’s department also continues its Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Through a $15,000 grant, deputies work additional hours focusing on traffic safety and STEP programs such as Operation Buckle-Down. Additional saturation patrols are planned through the month of May.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.