Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department receives brand new DWI unit

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department receives brand new DWI unit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday the governor handed the Bernalillo County Sheriff the keys to a brand new mobile DWI unit.

The new van is high-tech and features more ways to get drunk drivers off the streets, including two breath-test stations, its own booking station and a drunk tank that can hold ten DWI suspects.

Ultimately eliminating the need for deputies to travel back and forth to the station each time a suspect is arrested.

“As long as we continue to hopefully try to eradicate DWI however we can this is going to be a very useful tool for that,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales.

Bernalillo County has the highest rate of alcohol-related traffic deaths in 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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