Department of Corrections to fight drunk driving

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Department of Corrections is set to announce a new program aimed at combatting drunken driving in the state.

Correction officials are scheduled Wednesday to unveil a new partnership with various law enforcement agencies on battling DWI in New Mexico.

State records show there are almost 500 people serving prison time in New Mexico for DWI-related convictions. Around 100 of those were convicted of vehicular homicide or causing great bodily harm.

Preliminary numbers show New Mexico saw 133 fatal alcohol-related crashes last year, a nearly 14 percent drop from 2012. That’s the lowest number of annual alcohol-related traffic deaths recorded in the state and marked a 38 percent decline from a decade ago. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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