Zero DWI Arrests In Los Alamos Thanks To St. Patrick’s Day Buzz Bus And LAPD’s Saturation Patrols


St. Patrick’s Day 2017 was a safe one thanks to Atomic City Transit (ACT), the Los Alamos Police Department, and the Los Alamos DWI Planning Council.

The County’s Buzz Bus offered safe rides 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 59 people took advantage of this free service. Charles Flowers, the ACT supervisor on duty, remarked that “Passengers were happy the service was available for their use, but more so were very happy other people were using it because it meant no drunk drivers on the road. What a great service the County of Los Alamos provides.”

In addition, the Los Alamos Police Department utilized DWI Grant funds to pay for officers to conduct a saturation patrol. Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias commented that “The combined efforts are working to ensure citizens have a safe option to get home. We had no DWIs on St. Patrick’s Day and the DWI Planning Council continues to support LAPD and our efforts to reduce DWIs together as a community.”

The DWI Planning Council and ACT are developing a schedule and route for a shuttle-type safe ride service for the upcoming Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Stay tuned for more information!

For questions about the Buzz Bus service, or, for individuals interested in joining the DWI Planning Council, please contact the DWI Program Coordinator, Kirsten Bell, at or 505.662.8241.