Los Alamos Police officers stand in the snow in 2022 at a St. Patrick’s Day DWI Check Point to ensure a safe holiday evening. LAPD reported that no motorists were arrested during that operation. Courtesy/LAPD
Los Alamos Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance, and driver’s license checkpoints in Los Alamos County during the Spring months of 2023.
“Our Department’s Drug Recognition Expert’s (DRE’s) Detective Jemuel Montoya & Corporal Jaime Gonzales are tasked with leading our Department in DWI enforcement by not only organizing checkpoints but also by bringing awareness through publication and community outreach to reduce alcohol related fatalities, crashes and offenses,” Deputy Police Chief Oliver Morris.
These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. Last year LAPD was happy to report that no persons were arrested during a DWI checkpoint conducted on St. Patrick’s Day 2022, in Los Alamos County.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision to not drink and drive.