Police will also be in full force at the Downtown Entertainment District
Albuquerque — Albuquerque Police will be out in full force this Cinco de Mayo weekend cracking down on drunk drivers.
More than 25 extra officers will be working every night this weekend exclusively looking for intoxicated motorists. There will also be a checkpoint on Saturday.
“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 Cinco de Mayo weekend APD conducted two checkpoints arresting 20 drunk drivers. There were also an additional five arrests from saturation patrols and five repeat drunk drivers had their vehicles seized
APD’s Valley Command will be also be out in full force watching over the Downtown Entertainment District. There will be 14 Field Services officers assigned downtown with additional supported from APD’s Mounted Patrol, Tactical and K9 units.
“We want people to come downtown and be safe,” Chief Raymond Schultz said. “Our hope is everyone can have a good time and get home safely.”