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Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The operation of a motor vehicle includes being in physical control of the vehicle whether or not the vehicle is moving. In New Mexico, alcohol intoxication constitutes a common, but preventable, cause of traffic crashes.
In spite of making significant progress toward reducing DWI crashes, intoxicated drivers continue to plague New Mexico’s highways and roads. To discourage DWI and to encourage a fundamental change in public attitude, New Mexico has enacted some of the toughest DWI laws in the country.
You are in violation of New Mexico’s DWI laws when you drive a vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol content of .08% or higher, or by driving while impaired due to the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
In many New Mexico counties you can find both commercial and non-profit designated driver programs that will provide a safe ride home from local bars and restaurants in your area. Help ENDWI and yourself by using these low cost or free services to get you home safely. You can also download the ENDWI App for your convenience and use your phone to call for a ride in your area.
Community Programs throughout the state include:
Pick Me Up-Take Me Home Program
Tavern Taxi Program
Corre Cantinas Saferide Program
Cost – Free
Doña Ana County
(575) 524-TAXI (8294)
SafeRide Cost – $5 – 1-2 Persons / $10 – 3-4 Persons
San Miguel County
SafeRide Home Service
Cost – Free
Corre Cantinas Program
Covers Silver City, Tyrone, Bayard, Santa Clara, Hurley and Pinos Altos
Corre Cantinas Cost – $3.50 per ride
Tipsy Taxi Program
Smart Choice Ride Program
Covers greater Moriarty area
Cost – $5 average
Eastern New Mexico University
ENMU SafeRide Program
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Cost – Free to any ENMU student
New Mexico State University
Crimson Cab Program
Cost – Free to any NMSU student with Pete’s Pass
University of New Mexico also has Designated Lobos Program Safe Ride Information
New Mexico Department of Transportation’s ENDWI Campaign was created to help reduce the number of drunk driving-related crashes and fatalities on our roadways. Through our continuing efforts, we promote designated drivers, safe rides and responsible consumption with the ultimate goal of ending drunk driving in the state of New Mexico.
For more information go to http://www.endwi.com/saferide-drunkbusters/