ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Drunken driving fatalities are down so far this year compared to this time last year, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday.
And last year’s total DWI-related deaths were down from 2016’s total.
So far this year, the state has registered 30 DWI-related fatalities. At the same time last year, there were 57 DWI-related fatalities, according to the governor’s office.
In 2017, there were 146 DWI-related fatalities, which was down from 175 in 2016.
Martinez announced the drop in fatalities at a news conference with New Mexico State Police promoting DWI enforcement efforts in advance of Cinco de Mayo.