Sheriff’s department schedules DWI checkpoints for May

Sheriff’s department schedules DWI checkpoints for May

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The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled multiple sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols during the month of May. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.

Checkpoints and patrols will be conducted May 1 through May 31 at various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County. Checkpoints are usually set up between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. Deputies will be looking for all types of violations, with an emphasis on intoxicated drivers.

The Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department offers county residents a low-cost taxi ride home through Project HOME (Helping Others Make it home Every time), which is available on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The project is a collaborative initiative with Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi by which a person or group who has been drinking any amount of alcohol can call (575) 524-TAXI to be picked up for a discounted ride home. Project HOME will only take people from a bar or party to the rider’s residence.

For up to two people, the taxi fee is a flat $5 to any destination within Doña Ana County. For up to 4 people, the flat fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.

The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office is also sponsoring a free ride (up to $15) through the Uber mobile transportation app for first-time users by using the code DANTONIO.

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