DWI Saturation Patrol Scheduled For Friday Night in Clovis

On Friday, 3/07/2008 from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.   The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that […]

DWI Saturation Patrol planned

The Clovis Police Department has announced a DWI Saturation Patrol Scheduled for Saturday: On Saturday Night, 2/02/2008, from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from […]

Police outline alcohol sales impact

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sunday alcohol sales wouldn’t drastically affect DWIs in the city and county, law enforcement officials say. But it could affect other incidents that police and sheriff’s deputies respond to. “Basically, anytime you have an increase in an area, whether it’s alcohol sales or anything else, you’re going to see […]

Local Roundup: Officers continue anti-DWI efforts

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will continue promoting its designated driver program through the New Year’s holiday. In partnership with local businesses, designated drivers who sign a pledge card will receive a wrist band and a gift bag from local sponsors at establishments where alcohol is served, said Curry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dean […]

11-18-07 Letters to the editor

Torturing enemy endangers our troops Does torturing enemy prisoners make you feel good? If so, consider this: We are a God-fearing nation believing “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Our belief in that Golden Rule gives terrorists permission to inflict tortures on captured American troops identical to tortures we inflict […]

Families remember DWI victims

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Burch of Clovis spoke Tuesday about her son who was killed by a drunken driver. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eighty-eight probationers gathered Tuesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to hear DWI victims speak of their experiences. At the front of the room sat […]

DWI battle intensified

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ashlea Sink serves customers Tuesday at Webb’s Watering Hole. Sink said she supports efforts to curb drinking and driving and has no problem cutting off customers who have had too much to drink. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are doubling up their efforts against drunken driving this year […]

Man arrested on fourth DWI charge

CNJ Staff A 46-year-old Clovis man remains in jail after his arrest Tuesday on charges of his fourth DWI, according to police reports. Jeffery Jowdry is being held on a $21,000 bond, according to jail officials. Police found Jowdry in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with the engine running at a gas station in […]

DWI charges can stick, even if you’re not driving

By Capt. Rob Palmer According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one in every three Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile crash at some point in their lives. In 2005, the most recent year for which MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have compiled statistics, there were 189 alcohol-related traffic deaths […]

Local Roundup: Officers conduction DWI Super Blitz

By CNJ STAFF State law enforcement officers will be increasing efforts against drunken driving over the holidays, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Through Dec. 3, officers in five counties will conduct a Super Blitz with a focus on getting drunken drivers off the road with increase patrols, sobriety […]

Clovis man sentence for 10th DWI conviction

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to his 10th DWI, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Steve Madrigal, 50, was arrested in May 2005 during a traffic stop, the release said. At the time of the arrest, Madrigal’s […]

Opinions mixed on DWI checkpoints

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Determining the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints in Clovis and Curry County can’t be judged on numbers alone, according to Clovis police. DWI arrests in Clovis fluctuate from year to year. The number of DWI arrests in 2005 reported by Clovis police (238) increased 12 percent over 2004, but the […]

Program helps steer DWI defenders straight

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Curry County DWI Probation Officer Steve Hawkins looks over the files of his active caseload that includes 237 DWI offenders. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer His message is carried on a sheet of loose-leaf paper, ripped from a notebook, its edges torn. “Thank you,” it reads, in small, cursive letters, […]

5/2 Letters to the editor

Dumping dead pet as litter crosses line My family and I live on the edge of Clovis, just far enough in the country that people think it is acceptable to dump their unwanted trash onto our land. For years, we have picked up branches, boxes and other articles without any complaint. However, while picking up […]

4/16 Letters to the editor

DWI stops catch more than drunken drivers Regarding Glenda Bly’s letter (“DWI checkpoints waste of time, money,” in Wednesday’s CNJ): The Texico Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the west city limits on April 8. For the record, there were four off-duty Curry County deputies and four sheriff’s reserve officers. The deputies were paid […]

2/15 Local roundup

Transportation dept. launches DWI blitz The New Mexico Department of Transportation launched a February Super Blitz on Friday, which consists of more DWI checkpoints, increased law enforcement and a pumped up media campaign throughout the state, according to a release from the NMDOT. NMDOT encourages New Mexicans to program the Drunk Buster Hotline into cell […]

What happens to 1st time offenders?

Drivers receive a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Mexico if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. First Offense DWI is Punishable With: — Jail: Up to 90 days in jail. If the first offense is an aggravated DWI, refusing to submit to a blood or breath test, a minimum of […]

Holiday weekend relatively quiet

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Fourth of July weekend was relatively quiet for area police, except for all the fireworks popping off in the sky above Clovis. From Friday to Tuesday morning, Clovis police received 112 fireworks complaints in the city, according to call logs from the department. “Every year we get a […]

Alcohol sales ban proposed for DWI offenders

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. The measure would require bars, restaurants and other retailers to ask for identification from anyone buying alcohol — regardless of the person’s age. New Mexicans […]

Commission approves funding for DWI programs

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission held a regular meeting Tuesday. Items passed: • A permit was approved to place a culvert under Curry Road 12. • A bid was approved from Bee Equipment for a lease of two pneumatic rollers at $3,750 each for use in construction of roads leading to the Southwest Cheese […]