New Mexico Police Say Smartphones Spread Word On DUI Stops

January 3, 2013

Albuquerque, N.M. police say some motorists – including some planning to drive drunk – now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints.

Officer Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are being used to spread word of where checkpoints are located.

Officer Robert Gibbs told KOB-TV that the use of smartphone technology is a factor in fewer people being taken into custody at the department’s New Year’s Eve checkpoint.

Gibbs says that’s a frustration for law enforcement but that it’s just a matter of time before drunken drivers are caught.

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