Santa Fe — On Saturday, May 18, 2013 local law enforcement teams performed a DWI Warrant Operation in Santa Fe County, during this operation there were 23 attempts, and 2 people were arrested on outstanding warrants (3 warrants served-2 DWI warrants, 1- other arrest). Five of the DWI attempts of offenders that were not located at the target location participating officers left a door hanger.
Santa Fe County “Operation Descansos” started September 26, 2010 when the Santa Fe New Mexican published the names and photos of offenders in Santa Fe County who have outstanding DWI warrants. On Sunday, May 12, 2013 55 photos of DWI offenders with outstanding warrants were published in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Door hangers will be place at target location by officers making offenders aware of outstanding warrant with court contact information.
The Department of Public Safety Special Investigations Division supported by the Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance in collaboration with the Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office conduct monthly warrant roundups for DWI offenders who refuse to comply with the law, thanks to funding of the New Mexico Department of Transportation.