Additional officers to patrol for St. Patty’s

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Some officers will work overtime hours Monday, trying to help full-time DWI officers in Santa Fe catch anyone driving drunk on St. Patrick’s Day.

According to a news release from the Santa Fe Police Department, saturation patrols will begin at 3 p.m. and run through the early morning hours Tuesday.

Officers spread throughout the city will watch closely for erratic behavior while driving, and traffic violations, the release states. There will not be checkpoints so officers and move locations and work undercover.

Santa Fe County is offering $1 cab rides home for those who may have too much to drink. They can call 505-438-0000.

In Albuquerque, the Tavern Taxi program is offering free rides home by calling 505-999-1400. Reservations are encouraged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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