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DWI deaths down so far this year

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.

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