DWI CHECKPOINTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY

DWI CHECKPOINTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY

            The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled at least four sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols during the month of May. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.

            Checkpoints and patrols will be conducted on May 5, May 15, May 23 and May 25 at 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.

            If you’ve had too much to drink, the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department offers county residents a low-cost taxi ride home through Project HOME (Helping Others Make it home Every time), available on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

           The project is a collaborative initiative with Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi by which a person or group who has been drinking any amount of alcohol can call (575) 524-TAXI to be picked up for a discounted ride home. For up to two people, the taxi fee is a flat $5 to any destination within Doña Ana County. For up to 4 people, the flat fee is $10.

           Project HOME will only take people from a bar or residence to that person’s current residence. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.