This Labor Day Weekend the New Mexico State Police and Local Law Enforcement Agencies will be cooperating in a massive ten-state collaboration running 2,460 miles from Florida to California along Interstate 10. Patrol cars will be out en masse August 30th through September 2nd for DWI enforcement.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and local Law Enforcement agencies offer this warning to drivers: “Think twice about driving while intoxicated, driving without seatbelts, speeding, and inattentive driving. If you plan on these types of driving patterns, more than likely you will have the pleasure of being in contact with one of the many New Mexico law enforcement agencies saturating I-10.”
Unlike other states involved, New Mexico is taking an aggressive approach this Labor Day Weekend by inviting not just the state police, but other state, municipal, and county agencies, with hopes of keeping Labor Day 2013 will be safe for travelers on our stretch of I-10. The agencies involved are: New Mexico State Police, NM Motor Transportation Police, Las Cruces Police, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department, Luna County Sheriff’s Department, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department, and NMDOT.
Secretary Tom Church of the NMDOT advises “drive safe and please encourage your family and friends to slow down, buckle up and drive sober – not just this Labor Day Weekend, but every day.”
For more information and safe driving tips, visit the Department of Public Safety Website at www.dps.nm.org or the State Police Website at www.nmsp.dps.state.nm.us.