New Mexico sees decrease in alcohol-related crashes

New Mexico
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Drunk driving deaths are tapering off in New Mexico.

Studies from the University of New Mexico and the Department of Transportation show less than 30 percent of deaths on state roadways last year were alcohol-related crashes.

Preliminary data shows 108 people died on the state’s roads in crashes that involved alcohol.

That’s down from the 147 deaths recorded in 2017 and 171 in 2016.

Overall, New Mexico recorded 385 deaths on its roadways in 2018, up slightly from the previous year.

Nearly two-thirds of those happened in rural areas.

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