Drunk driving arrests on the rise in New Mexico

Jan 12, 2010 Full story: KVII-TV Amarillo 12

T he number those arrested for drunk driving is on the rise in New Mexico. According to the Portales News Tribune state police saw a significant increase statewide in drunken driving arrests from 2008 to 2009.

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CARTEL1

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jan 15, 2010
The arrests might be on the rise but the inept
Officers that can't fill out the paperwork
correctly or show up hearings got me off the
hook.
a mother who lost a son

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jan 15, 2010
my son died a slow death after he was injured in an accident where a passenger was killed and the driver was charged with vehicular homicide and great bodily injury. The driver was sentenced and then the sentence was deferred-when the families weren't witnessing the judges questionable decision.

“Fighting Drunk Driving Issues.”

Since: Dec 07

Wedel, Germany

#3 Jan 15, 2010
a mother who lost a son wrote:
my son died a slow death after he was injured in an accident where a passenger was killed and the driver was charged with vehicular homicide and great bodily injury. The driver was sentenced and then the sentence was deferred-when the families weren't witnessing the judges questionable decision.
My Heart goes out to you.
I lost a son to a drunk driver also. May I correct one word in your comment. I like so many others don't believe drunk driving wrecks should be called accidents. Incident(s) I believe is a better word, since there was deliberate action of going to have some alcohol and then not making sure a sober means of leaving was chosen.
Do visit my little memory and dribble page on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/please_no_dui_nm
It saddens me to say - I know how you feel. I miss my son every day.
Respectfully yours,
NoMoreDopePeddle rs

Bayard, NM

#4 Jan 17, 2010
Drunken cops get off with a paid vacation.

They murder at will and laugh at you mourning.

Stop New Mexico dope peddling cops!!!! 100% of the cop population are drug dealers in New Mexico.

This is the State of Corruption.
dodadew

Santa Rosa, NM

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Dear people of Tucumcari,
I have posted a new forum about a fellow Santa Rosa citzen. This does have great concern for the people of Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. This accident happened between our beautiful towns. And it has to do with a DWI. We all need to come together and make our communities safe. Please, I beg you read the topic of Leo Lucero and also comment. I'am trying to get him off the streets for our children sake's!
still sad in silver city

Silver City, NM

#6 Sep 14, 2010
Thank you Christan heller. I am sad for the preventable, terrible loss of both our sons.
Sincerely, Janet-Daniel's mom
still sad in silver city

Silver City, NM

#7 Nov 7, 2010
It has been 2 year's since our
Daniel died, 2nd district,DA.
What is EW status? What of restitution?

All I know is that EW case was deferred. Does that mean that she is out and about, driving, eating what she pleases and buying what she pleases--where is the restitution.
What schools has she gone to talk about this awful crime and how to avoid killing people?
testy

Gilbert, AZ

#8 Nov 7, 2010
this is heartbreaking...
a mother who lost a son

Silver City, NM

#9 Nov 5, 2013
Christian Heller wrote:
<quoted text>
My Heart goes out to you.
I lost a son to a drunk driver also. May I correct one word in your comment. I like so many others don't believe drunk driving wrecks should be called accidents. Incident(s) I believe is a better word, since there was deliberate action of going to have some alcohol and then not making sure a sober means of leaving was chosen.
Do visit my little memory and dribble page on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/please_no_dui_nm
It saddens me to say - I know how you feel. I miss my son every day.
Respectfully yours,
I am so sorry for your loss. yes, incident sounds more appropriate than accident.
trilla

Petersburg, VA

#10 Dec 14, 2013
amen
a mother who lost a son

Silver City, NM

#11 Dec 16, 2013
Never ending pain for those mourning.
Never ending elation for those freed.
a mother who lost a son

Silver City, NM

#13 Dec 20, 2013
Wishing for a safe travel everywhere.
Please don't drink and drive.
Memories are nice to have but,
I'd rather still have my lost loved one.

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