Gallup police joins holiday DWI SuperBlitz campaign


Checkpoints, more patrols on the roads

This holiday season, the Gallup Police Department will be participating in an ENDWI campaign SuperBlitz with a sobriety checkpoint occurring on Dec. 31 in the City of Gallup.

Additionally, the Gallup Police Department will be conducting increased saturation patrols in an effort to reduce alcohol-related incidents and increase public safety.

Drivers are encouraged to celebrate the season responsibly by having a plan that includes a safe ride home.

Driving while intoxicated is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The operation of a motor vehicle includes being in physical control of the vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is moving. In New Mexico, alcohol intoxication constitutes a common, but preventable, cause of traffic crashes.

In spite of making significant progress toward reducing DWI crashes, intoxicated drivers continue to plague New Mexico’s highways and roads. To discourage DWI and to encourage a fundamental change in public attitude, New Mexico has enacted some of the toughest DWI laws in the country.

You are in violation of New Mexico’s DWI laws when you drive a vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol content of .08 or higher, or when you drive while impaired due to the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

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