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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:29pm
Las Cruces, NM (LCPD) — The Las Cruces Police Department has scheduled at least two sobriety checkpoints, three saturation patrols and two Operation Buckle Down seatbelt checks during the month of February.
Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated. The seatbelt checks are intended to ensure the use and safe operation of safety belts and child safety seats.
Additional enforcement activities during the month may include underage and party patrols.
Las Cruces Police encourage those who plan on consuming alcoholic beverages to use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.
Anyone who needs a safe ride home on Fridays, Saturdays or holidays between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. can take advantage of Project Home, a program sponsored by Dona Ana County and Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi. One or two people can receive a $5 taxi ride home from anywhere within Dona Ana County. For up to four people the fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.
For Project Home taxi service call (575) 524-TAXI.