DWI Program

dont mix em

About the Program


  We fund activities directed at the reduction of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, resulting in fewer impaired driving crashes, injuries and deaths.

What can you do?

 
Plan in advance if you are going to be drinking, designate a driver, stay where you are or call for a side ride home. Be a friend, take the keys. There is no safe use of alcohol prior to driving. 

Call 911 to report impaired drivers. Include the location and description of the vehicle, direction in which they are traveling, and the license plate number if available.
  
If you have questions or would like to schedule a presentation, you can call the DWI Program office at 575-234-9963 or email Ms. Sharif, DWI Program Director or email Ms. Foster@ jjfoster@co.eddy.nm.us
  1. Prevention
  2. Enforcement
  3. Screening & Assessment
  4. Treatment & Tracking
  5. Coordination & Planning
Prevention
The Eddy County DWI Program uses Model Programs in its prevention efforts including Keep A Clear Mind and the Alcohol Literacy Challenge. We provide DWI prevention education and awareness to beginning drivers enrolled in driver's education. The DWISE (Driving While Impaired Supplemental Education) Program targets court ordered offenders using simulated impairment activities combined with a Victim Impact Panel in the effort to prevent future incidents of DWI.

Public Messages
Highly visible DWI prevention messages are delivered to the public through billboards, radio advertising, newspaper ads, movie theatre ads and public television stations. The mural on the facade of the DWI Program building reminds the motoring public of the high cost of DWI. We also manage and maintain the DWI Memorial Sign Program in Eddy County.

Consequences
As a consequence to underage drinking the courts order these offenders to work roadway cleanup community service. Supervision of roadway clean-up community service crews is provided  every Saturday and Sunday morning alternating between Carlsbad and Artesia. Approximately 1,000 pounds of trash is picked up every weekend. The Eddy County DWI Program provides trash bags, traffic safety vests, gloves, transportation and supervision for these court ordered offenders. Alcohol and the workplace safety programs are  available at no charge.