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The legal limit is .08.

Shawn Dawes

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Dec. 17, 2:05 am

Dawes alerted Gallup Police Department Officer John Gonzales by driving with his headlights turned off down Hwy 66. Gonzales, who was traveling eastbound, turned around near the intersection of Arnold street to check on...

State police to up DWI Checkpoints, Saturation Patrol in 2017

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STATEWIDE – State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2017.

We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right...

A Look Back: A Small Office with a Big Mission

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The FBI’s World War II-Era Cover Company at Rockefeller Center

Everyone knows that the holiday season is well under way when the giant Christmas tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in New York City. What is less well known, however, is the connection between Rockefeller Center and the birth of America’s civilian foreign intelligence efforts.

It was 1940 and the world had plunged into war the previous summer. Although America remained neutral at that time, it did not ignore the massive international threat, and an FBI operation—small but critical to America’s response to that threat—was centered in the heart of New York City in Rockefeller Center.

It was called the Importers...

Corruption on the Border

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New FBI campaign enlists the public’s help

During his trial on public corruption charges in 2013, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Hector Rodriguez admitted that he had been receiving bribes of cash and luxury items for two years in return for admitting illegal aliens into the U.S. through his inspection lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

While the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers and public officials who work at the country’s ports and borders are honest and dedicated, even one corrupt official like Rodriguez can pose a serious threat to the nation’s security—because what if one of those individuals smuggled...

Attorney General Balderas Announces Murder Indictment against Davon Lymon

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney Hector Balderas announced Dec. 23 that a Bernalillo County grand jury returned an indictment against Davon Lymon for first degree murder and seven other charges involving the death of Albuquerque Police Office Daniel Webster.

Balderas’ Special Prosecutions Division will prosecute the state case against Lymon.

“The Office of the Attorney General Special Prosecutions Division prosecutes the most violent and complex criminal cases in New Mexico and also provides assistance and trial support to local prosecutors and law enforcement,” Balderas said. “We must all work together to keep New Mexico families safe and I would like to thank the federal authorities...

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