Regional
8:18 am
Fri November 15, 2013

NM Law Enforcement To Start Holiday Superblitz

New Mexico law enforcement agents will be targeting drunken drivers, speeders and those who aren't wearing their seat belts throughout the holiday season.

The state Transportation Department says the Holiday Superblitz begins Friday and will involve state, local and tribal law enforcement officers.

Officials say the crackdown coincides with the holidays since drunken driving crashes increase significantly during this time of year.

So far this year, 105 people have died in alcohol-related crashes. That's more than 40 percent of all fatal crashes in the state during 2013.

The Holiday Superblitz is supported in part by state and federal funds awarded through the Transportation Department's Traffic Safety Division.

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