New Year brings about ‘Super Blitz’

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The Clovis police department is part of the national “You drink, you drive, you lose” crackdown on drunk driving. Clovis police will conduct DWI “Super Blitz” checkpoints until Jan. 4, with the goals of educating drivers, checking for seat belt use and drunk drivers.
According to a department press release, last year 449 people were killed in traffic-related crashes in New Mexico, half of which were alcohol related. Data released by the Department of Transportation show that the rate was lower through the month of November.
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The Clovis Fire Department has announced that Capt. Karen Burns, currently assigned to fire prevention and education, will be promoted to head the emergency medical service functions of the department.
The effective date of the promotion will be Jan. 5 and a new person will be appointed to head up fire prevention and education.
Cops and Courts is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com