Doña Ana County

DWI, TRAFFIC PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY

DWI, TRAFFIC PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY

            The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled several traffic projects and two anti-DWI saturation patrols during the month of January. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to increase safety on the road and reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.
            Traffic projects address areas in Doña Ana County where speeding or other violations have been reported. There are five traffic projects scheduled in January.            
Deputies will also conduct at least two saturation patrols through the end of the month at various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County.  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 four people, the flat fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302. 
 

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