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Law enforcement participating in I-40 Challenge

Megan Abundis
November 23, 2018 11:11 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Officers with New Mexico State Police are participating in the I-40 challenge.

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The challenge covers 8 states, from California to North Carolina. Officers are posted every 20 miles along I-40.

"(We're) Just trying to slow down traffic, prevent crashes, keep everybody safe," said Sgt. Adam Sandoval, New Mexico State Police. "A lot of DWI, road rage incidents, and they are all over the place. If they see us on the road there it's a good chance they are going to slow down, be a little bit more careful."

Whether it's speed enforcement, using a cell phone while driving, or seat belt laws, the way Sgt. Sandoval sees it, "I may not be preventing a crash, but I may be saving a life."

This heavy enforcement will last through Sunday night. The goal is for there to be zero deaths on New Mexico's busiest highway.

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