Today, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a new TV ad to fight DWI in New Mexico reminding New Mexicans that there is no excuse making it okay to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. The Governor also announced the start of 100 Days and Nights of Summer – an increase in law enforcement presence to crackdown on DWI and other dangerous driving habits on New Mexico’s roads and highways.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that DWI-related fatalities are down 47 percent from this time last year, according to preliminary data. She also announced there would be increased enforcement on New Mexico roads and highways throughout Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Governor Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016.
Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a new TV ad to combat drunk driving in New Mexico urging the viewer to “never drink and drive.” The Governor also reminded New Mexicans to be responsible as they attend Super Bowl parties this weekend.
Over the last year, 1,106 cases were monitored. The court monitors report 36 percent of those cases were dismissed for reasons including officers or witnesses not appearing, and also and because of the exclusion of testimony or evidence.
McKinley County had the highest dismissal rate of adjudicated driving while intoxicated cases, 48 percent, followed by Bernalillo County with 45 percent, based on the monitoring of six counties as part of the DWI Court Monitoring Initiative.
The results of the initiative were announced during a Monday news conference at the offices of 2nd Judicial District Attorney Raúl Torrez and attended by Gov. Susana Martinez.
New Mexico will continue to crack down on drunken drivers through the Labor Day weekend as part of a national effort.
The campaign began Friday and will run concurrently with the state’s 100 Days and Nights of Summer, in which drivers can expect more DWI checkpoints, saturation patrols and more officers on the road through the end of September.
Governor Susana Martinez announced powerful TV ads – called “Just a Matter of Time”” – to fight drunk and distracted driving. Both of the new ads are from the point of view of a driver breaking the law – until ultimately they crash.. The ads can be viewed here.