Socorro and Sierra Counties, NM – On New Year’s Eve, the New Mexico State Police, in cooperation with the Socorro County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra County Sheriff’s Office, Socorro Police Department, and Truth or Consequences Police Department conducted a joint effort saturation patrol.
The operation, which was aimed at reducing crashes and preventing drunk driving targeted dangerous and impaired driving behavior on Interstate 25. Officers and deputies patrolled along Interstate 25 in Socorro and Sierra Counties.
“A priority of the New Mexico State Police is to help ensure the safety of those traveling the roads in our state. High visibility traffic operations such as this one save lives. They remind the public to slow down and give their full attention to the road so that they can get to their destination safely,” said Tim Johnson, Chief of the New Mexico State Police. “I’m thankful for the collaboration with our local law enforcement partners, it is what makes these operations a success.”
The five-hour operation resulted in 97 traffic citations, with 81 of those being issued to drivers for speeding. Officers made 1 DWI arrest and investigated 2 non-injury crashes.