Published: 1:19 pm, Wed. May. 30th, 2018Updated: 1:19 pm
The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) issued more than 3,000 traffic citations and arrested nearly 50 drunk drivers over the Memorial Day weekend.
The NMSP participated in Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operations across the state, providing increased patrol presence through all districts from May 25-28.
Over the course of the operations, NMSP officers issued more than 3,300 traffic citations – 231 for lack of seatbelt usage – and arrested 40 drunk drivers statewide. Officers also handled 70 wrecks, with no fatalities.
The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau issued approximately 260 citations and conducted more than 300 inspections.
“The safety of motorists is a priority of the NMSP, and officers will continue holiday travel operations throughout the upcoming summer season,” the NMSP said in a release. “We encourage the public to drive safely and obey all laws while travelling the highways of New Mexico.”