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New Mexico officers watching for drunken drivers

December 24, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers around New Mexico will be out in full force watching for drunken drivers through the holiday season.

The increased patrols, DWI checkpoints and constant pleas from elected officials to celebrate responsibility have become part of New Mexico’s fabric as the state continues to fight the pervasive problem of drunken driving.

“Too often we hear about the pain and heartache caused by a DWI fatality around this time of year,” Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement. “Law enforcement is on the lookout for intoxicated drivers so I hope all New Mexicans will do the right thing by not drinking and driving.”

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