More than 20 extra officers will be working the Holiday weekend.
Albuquerque — Albuquerque Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend cracking down on drunk drivers.
More than 20 extra officers will be working this weekend exclusively looking for intoxicated motorists. At least one checkpoint will be conducted sometime during the weekend
“We want everyone to enjoy the holiday this weekend and be safe,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “Our hope is that we do not have to take anyone to jail.”
Last Labor Day Weekend there were 37 people arrested on DWI charges in Albuquerque. Fifteen of those arrests occurred at a checkpoint where eight vehicles were also seized
Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz encouraged people who are considering drinking this holiday to call the Bernalillo County Safe Ride program at 242-RIDE.
“There are so many services out there to prevent people from driving intoxicated,” Schultz said. “There are no excuses.”