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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled for September in Dona Ana County
By: Jesse Martinez
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. Deputies with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's office will host several sobriety checkpoints and conduct saturation patrols during September.
Officials said the checkpoints and patrols are scheduled for Sept. 12, 13, 19-21, 23, and 26-30 throughout various undisclosed locations in the county.
The checkpoints are usually setup between 4 p.m. and 4 a.m., and deputies will be on the lookout for all types of violations with an emphasis on drunk driving, officials said.
Officials said state law allows for the seizure of vehicles driven by people with multiple drunken driving convictions or are driving with a suspended or revoked licenses while being arrested for drunken driving.