Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ticketing Storm Strikes Drivers On Montgomery.(Final)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

Over 370 Citations Aim at Cruising

"The Matrix Reloaded" apparently wasn't the only big-ticket draw in Albuquerque this weekend.

So was Montgomery Boulevard.

Police issued more than 200 traffic citations Friday to motorists along that street for offenses ranging from speeding to drunken driving and violating the city's 9-month-old noise ordinance. Another 170 tickets were handed out Saturday.

The effort was part of a summerlong crackdown on cruising on Montgomery, one of New Mexico's busiest thoroughfares.

"We don't want to turn the streets of Albuquerque into a ghost town," said City Councilor Greg Payne, who rode along with police during the effort. …

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