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ARTESIA — Contrary to the possible beliefs of those consuming it, alcohol, in its various forms, is a depressant. With this being the case, the Artesia Police Department, along with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police, would like citizens to keep in mind that their driving skills are not as sharp after consuming alcohol and climbing behind the wheel.
All of the above agencies have made the conscious choice to concentrate on the enforcement of such laws as DWI, open container, speeding and seatbelt usage heavily this month, using checkpoints, saturation patrols, and other special operations. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.