Drunk Driver Arrested For 10th DWI

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Drunk Driver Arrested For 10th DWI Staff Report  ESPANOLA― Around 8:30 p.m., April 26 a New Mexico State Police officer stopped a vehicle for multiple traffic violations on State Road 74 in Chamita.   The driver of the vehicle, identified as Max Padilla, 38, of Espanola, emitted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and exhibited numerous signs […]

New Study Says Vaping Could Lead to DWI

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A recent study by Yale University researchers found that people who used e-cigarettes performed poorly on psychomotor tests and had detectable levels of alcohol in their system.  E-cigs deliver nicotine to the user by vaporizing liquids, many of which contain alcohol…

DUI Checkpoints Ahead Of Holiday

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DUI Checkpoints Ahead Of Holiday The Española Police Department announced that they will be hosting a DUI checkpoint in coordination with RAC-STOP, the Rio Arriba County substance abuse and DUI prevention program on Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 1a.m. on Riverside Drive, adjacent to state road 291 (El Llano). The Española Police […]

Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety

Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety WASHINGTON D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $365,000 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving and improve safety on New Mexico roads. The funds will support local safety efforts including sobriety checkpoints, […]