DWI Statistics for Lea County

Population

County Population, 2004: 56,231
County Licensed Drivers, 2004: 38,514
County Rank by Personal Income, 2003: 9
County Percent Population Ages 0-4, 2004: 7.7
County Percent Population Ages 5-17, 2004: 20.0
County Percent Population Ages 18-24, 2004: 12.2
County Estimated Housing Units, 2004: 23,745

Injury

County Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 61
County Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 32
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 52.5
County Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 2,883
County Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 311
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 10.8
County Alc-Related Crash Permanent Disabilities, 2000-2004: 160

Injuries by Place

County Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 9
County Percent Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 28.1
County Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 185
County Percent Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 59.5

Injury Effects

County Percent of Families Alc-Related Crashes Affect, 2000-2004: 1.4
County Alcohol-Related Crash Economic Cost, 2004: $ 23,577,000
County Alc-Related Crash Economic Cost per Housing Unit, 2004: 993
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Deaths: 600
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Disabilities: 3,000
County Eventual Victims of Alc-Related Crashes: 22,500
County Rank for Severe Alc-Related Crash Rate per Capita: 23

Crash Characteristics

County Percent Unbelted in Alc-Rel Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 88.5
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes at Night, 2000-2004: 60.4
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes on Fri-Sat Night, 2000-2004: 25.6
County Percent Male Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 82.8
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 30, 2000-2004: 52.8
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 21, 2000-2004: 23.0
County Percent Out-of-State Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 16.3

Who is Driving Drunk

County Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests, 2004: 0.147
County % Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests Exceeds .08 limit, 2004: 83.3
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 1 hour, for 160 lb. Driver: 7
No. of Drinks to Reach Mean BAC in 2 hours, for 160 lb. Driver: 8

County % of 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With 1 or More Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 41.5
County % of 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With >1 Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 20.9

County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 5.7
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 10.3
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 18.0

County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 4.3
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 7.5
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 13.5

County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 6.9
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 11.6
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 17.8

DWI Enforcement

County DWI Arrests, 2004: 455
County % of Drivers Arrested in 2004: 1.18
County No. of Local Drivers Ever Convicted for DWI, 2004: 5,502

County % of DWI Arrests That Involved No Crash, 2002-2004: 85.8
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Municipal Police, 2002-2004: 58.0
County % of State DWI Arrests Made by Tribal Police, 2002-2004: 0.0
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Sheriffs Deputies, 2002-2004: 10.0
County % of DWI Arrests Made by State Police, 2002-2004: 32.0
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age Under 18, 2002-2004: 2.9
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age 18-20, 2002-2004: 10.3

Driver License Revocation

County % of DWI Arrests Resulting in Administrative License Revocation, 2002-2004: 93.3
County % of DWI Arrests Requesting License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 15.7
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Court Date, 2002-2004: 80
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Hearing Date, 2002-2004: 73
County % of Hearings Sustaining License Revocation Actions, 2002-2004: 63.0
County No. of DWI License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 213

Court Action

County % of DWI Arrests with Guilty Finding, 2002-2004: 87.8
County % of DWI Arrests with Dismissal or Acquittal, 2002-2004: 12.2
County % of DWI Arrests with Plea of Guilty, 2002-2004: 62.0
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 12 months, 2002-2004: 6.4
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 24 months, 2002-2004: 9.0
County Direct Annual Cost of DWI Case Handling, 2002-2004: $ 568,000

Additional Summary Information

County DWI Statistics & Trends Summary, 1985-2004
DWI Statistics & Trends Summary for NM State Police Efforts in the County, 1985-2004

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

Produced by the DWI Resource Center, January 15, 2006 8:58:27 am