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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:57pm
Las Cruces, NM (KDBC) — The Las Cruces Police Department said they've has scheduled at least three sobriety checkpoints, four saturation patrols and increased operations targeting seat belt usage within city limits between May 31 and June 30.
They said sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated. Seat belt operations enforce child safety seat and seat belt laws.
One Operation Buckle-Down seat belt patrol is scheduled for an evening in June and others will be held during the daytime hours. Additional enforcement activities during the next 30 days may include underage and party patrols.
Las Cruces Police encouraged those who plan on consuming alcoholic beverages to use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.
Anyone needing a safe ride home on Fridays, Saturdays or holidays between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. can take advantage of Project Home, a program sponsored by Dona Ana County and Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi. One or two people can receive a $5 taxi ride home from anywhere within Dona Ana County. For up to four people the fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.
For Project Home taxi service call (575) 524-TAXI.