New anti-DWI measures begin for holiday season

DWI check point

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Wednesday the Albuquerque Police Department and the city of Albuquerque announced DWI officers will be on lookout for drunk drivers.

They say you’ll begin to see more patrols and DWI checkpoints that will continue in 2016.

APD says 166 people were killed in New Mexico last year in crashes involving drunk drivers.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation also announced a new program aimed at stopping drunk drivers. The signs that traditionally provide drivers with traffic and weather updates are now displaying new anti-DWI messages like, “driver hammered, get nailed” and “drive drunk meet a cop. The signs will be set up all around the state. 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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