DWI Statistics for Taos County

Population

County Population, 2005: 31,722
County Licensed Drivers, 2005: 24,212
County Rank by Personal Income, 2005: 10
County Percent Population Ages 0-4, 2005: 5.7
County Percent Population Ages 5-17, 2005: 15.3
County Percent Population Ages 18-24, 2005: 8.6
County Estimated Housing Units, 2005: 18,406

Injury

County Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 57
County Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 26
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 45.6
County Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 1,897
County Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 246
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2001-2005: 13.0
County Alc-Related Crash Permanent Disabilities, 2001-2005: 130

Injuries by Place

County Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 6
County Percent Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 23.1
County Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 93
County Percent Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2001-2005: 37.8

Injury Effects

County Percent of Families Alc-Related Crashes Affect, 2001-2005: 1.5
County Alcohol-Related Crash Economic Cost, 2005: $ 19,656,000
County Alc-Related Crash Economic Cost per Housing Unit, 2005: 1,068
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Deaths: 300
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Disabilities: 1,500
County Eventual Victims of Alc-Related Crashes: 12,700
County Rank for Severe Alc-Related Crash Rate per Capita: 13

Crash Characteristics

County Percent Unbelted in Alc-Rel Crash Deaths, 2001-2005: 84.2
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes at Night, 2001-2005: 58.6
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes on Fri-Sat Night, 2001-2005: 25.0
County Percent Male Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2001-2005: 77.0
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 30, 2001-2005: 43.3
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 21, 2001-2005: 17.1
County Percent Out-of-State Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2001-2005: 9.3

Who is Driving Drunk

County Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests, 2005: 0.186
County % Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests Exceeds .08 limit, 2005: 132.9
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 1 hour, for 160 lb. Driver: 9
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 2 hours, for 160 lb. Driver: 10

County % of 2003-2005 DWI Arrested Drivers With 1 or More Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 51.3
County % of 2003-2005 DWI Arrested Drivers With >1 Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 30.0

County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 10.2
County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 19.8
County % of 2000-2002 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 28.4

County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 7.7
County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 13.0
County % of 2000-2002 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 17.7

County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 10.7
County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 19.4
County % of 2000-2002 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 26.2

DWI Enforcement

County DWI Arrests, 2005: 245
County % of Drivers Arrested in 2005: 1.01
County No. of Local Drivers Ever Convicted for DWI, 2005: 3,459

County % of DWI Arrests That Involved No Crash, 2003-2005: 69.2
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Municipal Police, 2003-2005: 32.9
County % of State DWI Arrests Made by Tribal Police, 2003-2005: 1.8
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Sheriffs Deputies, 2003-2005: 13.4
County % of DWI Arrests Made by State Police, 2003-2005: 52.0
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age Under 18, 2003-2005: 2.8
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age 18-20, 2003-2005: 10.0

Driver License Revocation

County % of DWI Arrests Resulting in Administrative License Revocation, 2003-2005: 91.3
County % of DWI Arrests Requesting License Revocation Hearings, 2003-2005: 14.7
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Court Date, 2003-2005: 118
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Hearing Date, 2003-2005: 77
County % of Hearings Sustaining License Revocation Actions, 2003-2005: 50.0
County No. of DWI License Revocation Hearings, 2003-2005: 100

Court Action

County % of DWI Arrests with Guilty Finding, 2003-2005: 69.8
County % of DWI Arrests with Dismissal or Acquittal, 2003-2005: 30.2
County % of DWI Arrests with Plea of Guilty, 2003-2005: 25.1
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 12 months, 2005: 15.6
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 24 months, 2004: 12.8
County Direct Annual Cost of DWI Case Handling, 2003-2005: $ 294,000

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 1:24:49 pm