The Highway Patrol


A New Mexico TV station has found that members of the state police have to write a minimum number of tickets each month or face punishment. Documents uncovered by KOB show that officers in the Santa Fe area and the Pecos area have to write 100 tickets and make three DWI arrests each month. If they fail to do that, they face several sanctions, including lower evaluation ratings and loss of overtime privileges. Chief Faron Segotta says that's not a quota. He calls it a "minimum performance standard."