Release Date:  05/01/2014

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Scheduled for May 2014

Contact Person: Sgt. Jonathan Howard, 575-763-9597

On May 2, 5, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24 and 25 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols within the City of Clovis. There will also be DWI Checkpoints for May 3, 17 and 26 within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically looking for drunk and drug impaired drivers. We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription drugs that may impair the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ODWI grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

The Clovis Police Department will also be participating in traffic operations in the month of May under the Operation Buckle Down grant.  More officers will be working traffic enforcement looking for speeding violations, traffic violations attributed to causing crashes and individuals who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that law enforcement officers throughout New Mexico will be out in force to make sure that drunk drivers do not cause tragedy on the roads this year. Remember, Sobriety Checkpoints are everywhere and if You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!