Valencia County — State Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday July 5, 2012 in Valencia County.Checkpoints are used to reduce traffic and alcohol related fatalities. Sobriety checkpoints are one of the powerful weapons in the battle to reduce drunken driving fatalities. These checkpoints not only help to get drunk drivers off the road but are an important educational tool. Drivers do not soon forget the experience of a checkpoint. Sober drivers remember to not drink and drive. Drunk drivers spend their time in jail contemplating the poor choice they made to drive drunk.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision.
Who: New Mexico State Police
What: Sobriety Checkpoint
When: July 5, 2012 evening
Where: Valencia County
Why: Checkpoints are intended to increase public awareness about our intensive traffic safety initiatives.
Please contact Sergeant Raul Vigil at (505)841-9256 if you are interested in attending.
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Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald