DWI Statistics for Lea County

Population

County Population, 2005: 56,719
County Licensed Drivers, 2005: 39,026
County Rank by Personal Income, 2005: 6
County Percent Population Ages 0-4, 2005: 7.9
County Percent Population Ages 5-17, 2005: 19.6
County Percent Population Ages 18-24, 2005: 11.5
County Estimated Housing Units, 2005: 23,859

Injury

County Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 64
County Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 32
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 50.0
County Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 2,909
County Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 299
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 10.3
County Alc-Related Crash Permanent Disabilities, 2001-2005: 160

Injuries by Place

County Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 8
County Percent Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 25.0
County Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 171
County Percent Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 57.2

Injury Effects

County Percent of Families Alc-Related Crashes Affect, 2001-2005: 1.4
County Alcohol-Related Crash Economic Cost, 2005: $ 25,403,000
County Alc-Related Crash Economic Cost per Housing Unit, 2005: 1,065
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Deaths: 600
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Disabilities: 3,000
County Eventual Victims of Alc-Related Crashes: 22,700
County Rank for Severe Alc-Related Crash Rate per Capita: 23

Crash Characteristics

County Percent Unbelted in Alc-Rel Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 84.0
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes at Night, 2001-2005: 61.2
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes on Fri-Sat Night, 2001-2005: 26.3
County Percent Male Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2001-2005: 84.1
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 30, 2001-2005: 50.7
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 21, 2001-2005: 18.7
County Percent Out-of-State Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2001-2005: 16.2

Who is Driving Drunk

County Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests, 2005: 0.161
County % Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests Exceeds .08 limit, 2005: 101.1
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 1 hour, for 160 lb. Driver: 8
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 2 hours, for 160 lb. Driver: 9

County % of 2003-2005 DWI Arrested Drivers With 1 or More Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 41.4
County % of 2003-2005 DWI Arrested Drivers With >1 Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 19.7

County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 6.7
County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 12.5
County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 20.0

County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 4.7
County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 9.3
County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 14.7

County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 8.5
County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 12.7
County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 18.5

DWI Enforcement

County DWI Arrests, 2005: 305
County % of Drivers Arrested in 2005: 0.78
County No. of Local Drivers Ever Convicted for DWI, 2005: 5,575

County % of DWI Arrests That Involved No Crash, 2003-2005: 85.8
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Municipal Police, 2003-2005: 58.0
County % of State DWI Arrests Made by Tribal Police, 2003-2005: 0.0
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Sheriffs Deputies, 2003-2005: 10.0
County % of DWI Arrests Made by State Police, 2003-2005: 32.0
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age Under 18, 2003-2005: 2.9
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age 18-20, 2003-2005: 10.3

Driver License Revocation

County % of DWI Arrests Resulting in Administrative License Revocation, 2003-2005: 92.7
County % of DWI Arrests Requesting License Revocation Hearings, 2003-2005: 16.0
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Court Date, 2003-2005: 86
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Hearing Date, 2003-2005: 76
County % of Hearings Sustaining License Revocation Actions, 2003-2005: 60.1
County No. of DWI License Revocation Hearings, 2003-2005: 197

Court Action

County % of DWI Arrests with Guilty Finding, 2003-2005: 87.3
County % of DWI Arrests with Dismissal or Acquittal, 2003-2005: 12.7
County % of DWI Arrests with Plea of Guilty, 2003-2005: 58.7
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 12 months, 2005: 5.5
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 24 months, 2004: 6.2
County Direct Annual Cost of DWI Case Handling, 2003-2005: $ 532,000

Additional Summary Information

County DWI Statistics & Trends Summary, 1985-2005
DWI Statistics & Trends Summary for NM State Police Efforts in the County, 1985-2005

DWI Statistics by Police Agency
Crash Statistics by County
Fatal Crash Narratives by County

Produced by the DWI Resource Center, June 3, 2007 1:24:47 pm