ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state is trying to once again to get the attention of people before they become a drunk driver.
The ads are titled “Just a Matter of Time.”
One of them shows a woman getting drunk over and over again, until one day when she hits and kills a bicyclist.
It’s not just drunk driving people are trying to address. They say distracted driving can be just as deadly.
So far this year, there have been 213 traffic fatalities — 45 because of distracted drivers, 76 alcohol related.
Law enforcement will be increasing DWI checkpoints and saturation patrols leading into the Labor Day weekend.