Get ready to be “blitzed.”
“Starting immediately,” the Santa Fe Police Department announced last week, no fewer than 10 police officers will be working, at least some of them on overtime pay, to crack down on speeding and other traffic violations.
“There are a series of DWI saturation patrols and DWI Checkpoints planned too!” said the SFPD’s news release, which had a decidedly cheery tone for a dispatch about traffic enforcement. The SFPD is calling this endeavor “Operation Spring Blitz.”
The blitz announcement started out, “We’ve been hearing from people all over Santa Fe about the dangerous driving habits taking place on our streets. In the words of Police Chief Andrew Padilla, ‘We hear you. And we care about you.’ ”