Law enforcement officers spend holiday cracking down on drunk drivers

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – While many spent their holiday weekend saying “so long” to summer, others spent it in the slammer.

You might have heard the warnings, or maybe you saw the checkpoints. New Mexico law enforcement was out in force over Labor Day Weekend.

The Albuquerque Police Department arrested seven people at a DWI checkpoint Saturday night, according to its Twitter page. That’s out of a total of 470 people who passed through the checkpoint.

New Mexico State Police say they were out in force, too. They posted photos to their Twitter page Saturday of a DWI checkpoint on I-40.

Finally, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office posted a Tweet last weekend about a DWI checkpoint it conducted. According to the post, deputies checked 911 vehicles, stopped 27 of them and arrested seven people for DWI. That’s not to mention four other arrests, including one felony, nearly 50 citations and both a firearm and vehicle recovered.

This time last year, New Mexico had already lost 72 people in alcohol-related crashes.

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