SANTA FE-During the week of February 26th, New Mexico Motor Transportation Police conducted a three day saturation patrol operation in Eddy and Lea Counties. During the operation, 779 traffic stops were conducted, 711 citations issued and 344 commercial motor vehicles were inspected. Of the 344 commercial vehicles and their drivers that were inspected, 79 commercial vehicles and 39 drivers were removed from our highways due to serious safety violations. In addition to traffic enforcement, ten individuals were arrested for various misdemeanor violations or outstanding bench warrants.
The goal of the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police is to detect, deter and eradicate unsafe driving practices.
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