Operations aimed toward cracking down on avenue racing inside Gallup and McKinley County have netted a dozen arrests and produced 70 site visitors citations, officers stated.
The arrests made throughout operations carried out July 17 and Aug. 7 included 5 for DWI, New Mexico State Police stated in an announcement.
The assertion stated the Gallup Police Division had requested state police for assist in curbing avenue racing and that the McKinley County Sheriff’s Workplace additionally participated within the operations. Every operation lasted a minimum of six hours.
Tim Johnson, chief of the state police, stated unlawful avenue racing is an issue statewide and “unnecessarily places the protection of residents touring in New Mexico at risk.”