State launches campaign to raise awareness about drinking and driving

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The New Mexico Department of Transportation launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.

According to the state, there were nearly 400 traffic deaths in New Mexico in 2020.

139 – Alcohol related
153 – Not using seat belts or restraints
147 – Were distracted

Officials will launch campaign March 15.

Law enforcement will also be ramping up DWI saturation patrols ahead of St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo.