Police plan to target drinking and driving

TV Hagenah

Tucumcari Police Cpl. Jon Howard announced Friday that on the heels of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the July 4 holiday, he is asking the people of Tucumcari to take part in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose,” campaign.

The program will take place from Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 12. According to Howard, during the campaign, agencies across the country will be crackind down on impaired drivers.

“Impaired driving fatalities asre on the rise and this heavy enforcement during the (Labor Day) holiday season has proved to be a deterrent, sending out the strong message that drinking and driving will not be tolerated,” said Howard.