DWI Statistics for Sierra County

Population

County Population, 2004: 12,961
County Licensed Drivers, 2004: 9,360
County Rank by Personal Income, 2003: 26
County Percent Population Ages 0-4, 2004: 4.0
County Percent Population Ages 5-17, 2004: 14.1
County Percent Population Ages 18-24, 2004: 7.6
County Estimated Housing Units, 2004: 9,070

Injury

County Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 25
County Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 10
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 40.0
County Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 547
County Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 84
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 15.4
County Alc-Related Crash Permanent Disabilities, 2000-2004: 50

Injuries by Place

County Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 4
County Percent Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 40.0
County Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 25
County Percent Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 29.8

Injury Effects

County Percent of Families Alc-Related Crashes Affect, 2000-2004: 1.0
County Alcohol-Related Crash Economic Cost, 2004: $ 7,120,000
County Alc-Related Crash Economic Cost per Housing Unit, 2004: 785
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Deaths: 100
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Disabilities: 500
County Eventual Victims of Alc-Related Crashes: 5,200
County Rank for Severe Alc-Related Crash Rate per Capita: 18

Crash Characteristics

County Percent Unbelted in Alc-Rel Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 87.5
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes at Night, 2000-2004: 54.8
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes on Fri-Sat Night, 2000-2004: 12.5
County Percent Male Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 80.0
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 30, 2000-2004: 33.3
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 21, 2000-2004: 13.1
County Percent Out-of-State Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 13.8

Who is Driving Drunk

County Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests, 2004: 0.164
County % Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests Exceeds .08 limit, 2004: 105.2
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 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With 1 or More Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 43.7
County % of 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With >1 Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 23.2

County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 9.8
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 17.5
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 25.1

County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 9.0
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 14.6
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 17.4

County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 9.9
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 17.6
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 23.7

DWI Enforcement

County DWI Arrests, 2004: 113
County % of Drivers Arrested in 2004: 1.21
County No. of Local Drivers Ever Convicted for DWI, 2004: 1,337

County % of DWI Arrests That Involved No Crash, 2002-2004: 88.5
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Municipal Police, 2002-2004: 32.8
County % of State DWI Arrests Made by Tribal Police, 2002-2004: 0.0
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Sheriffs Deputies, 2002-2004: 39.4
County % of DWI Arrests Made by State Police, 2002-2004: 27.9
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age Under 18, 2002-2004: 1.0
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age 18-20, 2002-2004: 7.1

Driver License Revocation

County % of DWI Arrests Resulting in Administrative License Revocation, 2002-2004: 82.6
County % of DWI Arrests Requesting License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 22.2
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Court Date, 2002-2004: 125
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Hearing Date, 2002-2004: 84
County % of Hearings Sustaining License Revocation Actions, 2002-2004: 39.1
County No. of DWI License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 91

Court Action

County % of DWI Arrests with Guilty Finding, 2002-2004: 85.1
County % of DWI Arrests with Dismissal or Acquittal, 2002-2004: 14.9
County % of DWI Arrests with Plea of Guilty, 2002-2004: 48.9
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 12 months, 2002-2004: 8.3
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 24 months, 2002-2004: 13.6
County Direct Annual Cost of DWI Case Handling, 2002-2004: $ 171,000

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 8:58:29 am