NM State Police to join I-40 'Thanksgiving' patrol

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 26, 2013 at 6:43 am •  Published: November 26, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are set to join other state and federal agencies in an aggressive patrol of Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving weekend.

The department says state troopers will participate in increased patrols along the Interstate 40 corridor over two 12-hour periods on Nov. 27 and Dec. 1. Officials say those are the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving period.

Seven other state police or highway patrol agencies will join the patrols.

Officials say 370 miles of New Mexico's stretch of the Interstate 40 corridor will be covered with an officer every 20 miles.


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