Udall discusses situation in Libya, legislative efforts to roll back EPA regulation of carbon emissions and apps that assist drunk drivers in avoiding checkpoints

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the situation in Libya in response to the President’s address to the nation.

Friday morning briefing: Checkpoints, video games and kickoff time

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Press release: State police to conduct checkpoints

The New Mexico State Police will be conducting a series of Sobriety Checkpoints throughout Curry and Roosevelt Counties.

Checkpoints only further police state

Freedom New Mexico Benjamin Franklin either originated or borrowed these words: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin wasn’t talking specifically about sobriety checkpoints, but his words apply. New Mexico Department of Public Safety is conducting a “100 Days and Nights of Summer […]

DWI offenders need more jail time

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I think that the checkpoints are fine but I would actually set up outside of bars where the drinking could go too far. It would be ideal to stop the driving before it happens, […]

DWI checkpoints: In-your-face confrontations

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I don’t mind getting stopped, even though I don’t drink, if it will catch those few that do drink and drive. Of course, the state police could be more useful doing other things, but […]

DWI battle intensified

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ashlea Sink serves customers Tuesday at Webb’s Watering Hole. Sink said she supports efforts to curb drinking and driving and has no problem cutting off customers who have had too much to drink. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are doubling up their efforts against drunken driving this year […]

Checkpoints lack intended effectiveness

By Freedom Newspapers “Opponents of sobriety checkpoints tend to be those who drink and drive frequently and are concerned about being caught.” That’s what Mothers Against Drunk Drivers says. And that’s correct, or as correct and logical as it is to say that only pornographers oppose obscenity laws, communists oppose blacklists and terrorists oppose the […]

Opinions mixed on DWI checkpoints

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Determining the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints in Clovis and Curry County can’t be judged on numbers alone, according to Clovis police. DWI arrests in Clovis fluctuate from year to year. The number of DWI arrests in 2005 reported by Clovis police (238) increased 12 percent over 2004, but the […]

5/2 Letters to the editor

Dumping dead pet as litter crosses line My family and I live on the edge of Clovis, just far enough in the country that people think it is acceptable to dump their unwanted trash onto our land. For years, we have picked up branches, boxes and other articles without any complaint. However, while picking up […]

4/16 Letters to the editor

DWI stops catch more than drunken drivers Regarding Glenda Bly’s letter (“DWI checkpoints waste of time, money,” in Wednesday’s CNJ): The Texico Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the west city limits on April 8. For the record, there were four off-duty Curry County deputies and four sheriff’s reserve officers. The deputies were paid […]

Alcohol and driving: A deadly combination

By Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, […]