An intoxicated driver Saturday night in Las Cruces struck the front of a New Mexico State Police vehicle. Courtesy/NMSP
Sobriety checkpoints underway across the state. Courtesy/NMSP
D.W.I. is still a real problem across the State of New Mexico.
The Chief of the New Mexico State Police addressed the state prior to the start of the Labor Day Weekend in reference to Drinking and Driving and the message was clear: “If you drink, Do Not Drive!”
A few incidents have occurred this weekend and the Department of Public Safety wants to get the message out. If you have consumed alcohol, do not operate a motor vehicle.
At approximately 10:36 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 an intoxicated driver was traveling north on 6th Street in Rio Rancho when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which over turned. The vehicle came to rest in a residential yard after damaging the resident’s property. Rio Rancho Police Department is investigating incident.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, an intoxicated driver in Las Cruces was southbound on Northrise and attempted to turn left onto Lohman but turned into the wrong lane. The intoxicated driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Lohman when the driver struck the front of a New Mexico State Police vehicle that was stopped in the left turn lane of westbound Lohman. This was a low speed non-injury crash.
Both of these incidents are still under investigation and are examples of what happens when you Drink and Drive.
We are asking everyone who has consumed alcohol to do the right thing, Don’t Drive!