DWI Statistics for Taos County

Population

County Population, 2004: 31,464
County Licensed Drivers, 2004: 23,646
County Rank by Personal Income, 2003: 13
County Percent Population Ages 0-4, 2004: 5.6
County Percent Population Ages 5-17, 2004: 16.1
County Percent Population Ages 18-24, 2004: 9.1
County Estimated Housing Units, 2004: 18,207

Injury

County Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 58
County Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 27
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 46.6
County Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 1,946
County Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 286
County % Alcohol-Related Crash Injuries, 2000-2004: 14.7
County Alc-Related Crash Permanent Disabilities, 2000-2004: 140

Injuries by Place

County Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 5
County Percent Alc-Related Deaths in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 18.5
County Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 97
County Percent Alc-Related Injuries in Urban Areas, 2000-2004: 33.9

Injury Effects

County Percent of Families Alc-Related Crashes Affect, 2000-2004: 1.7
County Alcohol-Related Crash Economic Cost, 2004: $ 15,672,000
County Alc-Related Crash Economic Cost per Housing Unit, 2004: 861
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Deaths: 300
County Eventual Alc-Related Crash Disabilities: 1,500
County Eventual Victims of Alc-Related Crashes: 12,600
County Rank for Severe Alc-Related Crash Rate per Capita: 11

Crash Characteristics

County Percent Unbelted in Alc-Rel Crash Deaths, 2000-2004: 85.7
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes at Night, 2000-2004: 59.0
County Percent Alc-Related Crashes on Fri-Sat Night, 2000-2004: 25.1
County Percent Male Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 78.3
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 30, 2000-2004: 47.5
County Percent Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes under age 21, 2000-2004: 19.9
County Percent Out-of-State Alc-Impaired Drivers in Crashes, 2000-2004: 7.5

Who is Driving Drunk

County Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests, 2004: 0.173
County % Mean Arrest BAC for DWI Arrests Exceeds .08 limit, 2004: 116.0
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 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With 1 or More Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 50.1
County % of 2002-2004 DWI Arrested Drivers With >1 Prior Arrests Since July 1984: 30.0

County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 10.8
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 21.5
County % of 1999-2001 DWI Arrested Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 31.5

County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 8.0
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 15.4
County % of 1999-2001 First-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 22.3

County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 12 Months: 11.3
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 24 Months: 19.4
County % of 1999-2001 Repeat-DWI-Arrest Drivers Rearrested Within 36 Months: 27.6

DWI Enforcement

County DWI Arrests, 2004: 191
County % of Drivers Arrested in 2004: 0.81
County No. of Local Drivers Ever Convicted for DWI, 2004: 3,378

County % of DWI Arrests That Involved No Crash, 2002-2004: 69.2
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Municipal Police, 2002-2004: 32.9
County % of State DWI Arrests Made by Tribal Police, 2002-2004: 1.8
County % of DWI Arrests Made by Sheriffs Deputies, 2002-2004: 13.4
County % of DWI Arrests Made by State Police, 2002-2004: 52.0
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age Under 18, 2002-2004: 2.8
County % of DWI Arrests of Drivers Age 18-20, 2002-2004: 10.0

Driver License Revocation

County % of DWI Arrests Resulting in Administrative License Revocation, 2002-2004: 92.2
County % of DWI Arrests Requesting License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 14.7
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Court Date, 2002-2004: 115
County Mean No. of Days from Arrest to Hearing Date, 2002-2004: 76
County % of Hearings Sustaining License Revocation Actions, 2002-2004: 54.5
County No. of DWI License Revocation Hearings, 2002-2004: 100

Court Action

County % of DWI Arrests with Guilty Finding, 2002-2004: 76.1
County % of DWI Arrests with Dismissal or Acquittal, 2002-2004: 23.9
County % of DWI Arrests with Plea of Guilty, 2002-2004: 31.3
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 12 months, 2002-2004: 16.6
County % of DWI Arrests with No Disposition after 24 months, 2002-2004: 19.0
County Direct Annual Cost of DWI Case Handling, 2002-2004: $ 285,000

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