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Santa Fe Police step up efforts to curb drunken driving

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Santa Fe Police Chief has announced the department will step up efforts to curb drunken driving.

The Santa Fe Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2pmCN0h ) Thursday that the number of alcohol-related crashes in Santa Fe continues to climb, while the number of arrests for drunken driving continues to decrease.

In response, officers will be keeping a closer eye on the number of arrests.

Police say the department had 99 alcohol-related crashes in the city in 2016, which was more than double the number of crashes in 2013. Meanwhile, officers made 363 alcohol-related arrests in 2016, which was the least since 2013.

Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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