PRESS RELEASE: DWI checkpoints to be conducted in August and September

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies, will be conducting DWI checkpoints during August and September. The checkpoints are part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s ENDDWI campaign. The campaign was created to help reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities on our roadways. In addition to conducting checkpoints, FPD continues to promote their RADD campaign, which encourages drivers to report aggressive and drunk drivers by calling 911.

PRESS RELEASE: DWI checkpoints to be conducted in December

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies, will be conducting DWI checkpoints during the month of December. These checkpoints are part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to drunk driving. The checkpoints are in addition to FPD’s ongoing RADD campaign, which encourages citizens to call 911 to report aggressive and drunk drivers.

Please remember to drink responsibly and use a designated driver. FPD wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

PRESS RELEASE: DWI checkpoints to be conducted in August

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies, will be conducting DWI checkpoints during the month of August. The checkpoints are part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign. The campaign runs from June through September. These checkpoints are in addition to FPD’s ongoing RADD campaign (Report Aggressive and Drunk Drivers), which encourages citizens to call 911 to report aggressive and drunk drivers.

 

PRESS RELEASE: DWI checkpoints to be conducted in June

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with other area law enforcement agencies, will be conducting DWI checkpoints during the month of June. These checkpoints are part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to drunk driving. The DWI checkpoints are in addition to FPD’s ongoing R.A.D.D. campaign, which encourages citizens to call 911 to report aggressive and drunk drivers. There were a total of 794 DWI arrests made by Farmington police in 2015, 242 of those arrests were from citizen calls. The Farmington Police Department would like to thank the public for taking an active role in helping to keep our roadways safe. We encourage everyone to remember and participate in R.A.D.D. – report aggressive and drunk drivers.

PRESS RELEASE: DWI checkpoints to be conducted in May

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with other area law enforcement agencies, will be conducting DWI checkpoints during the month of May. These checkpoints are part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to drunk driving. The DWI checkpoints are in addition to FPD’s ongoing R.A.D.D. campaign, which encourages citizens to call 911 to report aggressive and drunk drivers. The Farmington Police Department has made approximately 100 DWI arrests so far this year. There were a total of 794 DWI arrests made in 2015, 242 of those arrests were from citizen calls. The Farmington Police Department would like to thank the public for taking an active role in helping to keep our roadways safe. We encourage everyone to remember and participate in R.A.D.D. – report aggressive and drunk drivers.

PRESS RELEASE: DUI checkpoints to be conducted in March

 

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Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and the Aztec and Bloomfield Police Departments, will be conducting DUI checkpoints during the month of March. These checkpoints are part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to drunk driving. This is in addition to FPD’s ongoing RADD campaign, which encourages citizens to call 911 to report aggressive and drunk drivers. In January, FPD received 275 citizen calls related to impaired or aggressive drivers. These calls resulted in 34 DUI arrests. There were a total of 83 DUI arrests in January and five alcohol related crashes. The Farmington Police Department would like to thank citizens for taking an active role in helping to keep our roadways safe.

PRESS RELEASE: Multiple arrests made during DWI checkpoints

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department along with Bloomfield Police Department, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police recently conducted several DWI sobriety checkpoints. The checkpoints took place on December 18 at Pinon Hills Boulevard and Education Drive and on December 19 at East Main Street and Cochiti. During the December 18 checkpoint, a female identified as 25-year-old Krystin Vasquez from Aztec was arrested after she threw an open bottle of vodka out of her vehicle. Vasquez was the passenger. During the course of her arrest she kicked an FPD officer, spit on two jail guards, kicked the rear door window out of a patrol vehicle and severely damaged the rear window by kicking it loose from the frame. Vasquez was arrested and charged with multiple counts of battery on a peace officer, resisting, possession of marijuana and felony criminal damage to property.

During the December 19 checkpoint a vehicle with three occupants drove through the checkpoint without stopping. The vehicle hit multiple checkpoint cones and turned into a business parking lot. Officers were able to stop the vehicle in the parking lot and made contact with the occupants. The driver, 29-year-old Rachael Yazzie of Farmington was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI.

The following are FPD’s statistics from the checkpoints:

3 DWI arrests

2 fugitives were apprehended

2 people were arrested for driving on a revoked license

46 traffic citations were issued

5 municipal citations were issued for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

1 person arrested on felony charges

Please contact New Mexico State Police for additional statistics.