Local Roundup: Officers conduction DWI Super Blitz


State law enforcement officers will be increasing efforts against drunken driving over the holidays, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

Through Dec. 3, officers in five counties will conduct a Super Blitz with a focus on getting drunken drivers off the road with increase patrols, sobriety check points and a public awareness campaign, the release said.

Bernalillo, Dona Ana, McKinley, Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties have been identified as having the highest histories of deadly DWIs, according to the release.

Last year, there were 111 alcohol involved crashes last year, nine alcohol involved fatalities and 926 DWI arrests made during the Thanksgiving Super Blitz, according to the press release.

Concerned citizens can call the DrunkBusters hotline at 1-877-DWI-HALT or 1-877-394-4258 to report suspected drunk drivers.

Holiday closings
— Postal services: Closed today
— State offices: Closed today and Friday
— County offices: Closed today and Friday
— City offices: Closed today and Friday
— Banks: Closed today, individual hours vary Friday and Saturday
— The Clovis News Journal will be closed today, circulation inquiries can be directed to 763-7350 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

—CNJ Staff