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Lea County DWI Program

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The efforts of Lea County Probation's Treatment, Prevention, and Compliance Divisions work hand in hand to attain the needed changes in behavior to shape their clients into successful members of society. With the collaboration of efforts from all divisions, we increase the probability of success for each and every client.

MISSION STATEMENT
THE MISSION OF THE LEA COUNTY DWI PROGRAM IS TO REDUCE THE OCCURRENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING AND TO PROVIDE BEST PRACTICES IN DWI PREVENTION AND TREATMENT, PROVIDING A STRONGER, SAFER COMMUNITY FOR LEA COUNTY RESIDENTS.



DWI PENALTIES

Chargeable BAC levels
Required BAC to charge DWI = .08
Required BAC to charge DWI for commercial driver = .04
Required BAC to charge DWI for a minor = .02

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 drugs or alcohol.

A DWI conviction can have both civil and financial consequences. New Mexico drunk driving criminal court cases can result in punishment that includes jail time, fines, mandatory DWI educational programs, ignition interlock devices, and more. A DWI conviction may result in a driver’s license suspension from 90 days to one year or more.

Additional DWI Offense Information
Aggravated DWI occurs when .16 BAC or above, refusal to take breath or blood test, or being involved in a crash that caused bodily injury while DWI

1st offense: in addition to basic sentence, additional 2 days jail.
2nd offense: in addition to basic sentence, additional 4 days jail.
3rd offense: in addition to basic sentence, additional 60 days jail.





Kelly Livingston, Director
1019 E. Bender Blvd
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.391.2957 Office
575.605.6564 Cell
575.397.7413 Fax
klivingston@leacounty.net

1st Offense - MISDEMEANOR
  • An ignition interlock license for 1 year with an ignition interlock device in every vehicle driven during that time
  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Up to 1 year on probation
  • Mandatory Penalties: 24 hours community service, DWI School, Victim Impact Panel, and completing a substance abuse screening and follow all recommended treatment

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