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El Paso Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Statistics 2013

Drunk driving remains a problem in El Paso despite tough laws designed to stop DWI incidents and accidents.  For instance, El Paso enacted a “No Refusal Program” which allows the El Paso Police to obtain a warrant for a nurse to draw the blood of a person suspected of drunk driving if the person refuses to undergo a Breathalyzer test.  Despite efforts to curb drunken driving in El Paso, the statistics show that drunk driving is still a problem.  In 2013*:

  • More than 2,700 arrests for DWI were made in El Paso;
  • Of those arrests, more than 900 were repeat offenders who had 3 or more prior DWI convictions;
  • There were 41 alcohol related fatalities in El Paso compared with 25 in 2012;
  • Statistics show that more than 1/3 of all El Pasoans will be involved in a drunken driving accident in their lifetimes.


How Can You Help?

All of us can do our part to stop drunk driving in El Paso.  How:

  • Designate a sober driver when you have a night on the town;
  • No DUI El Paso offers free rides home on Friday and Saturday nights.  Simply call 877.366.7604 or visit their website:;
  • Report Drunk Drivers to the El Paso Police Department: (915) 832-4436.

You can also hold drunk drivers responsible for their actions if you are injured by a drunk driver in El Paso.  El Paso car accident attorney S. Clark Harmonson sues drunk drivers.  Clark can assist victims of drunk driving accidents in putting their lives back together by seeking justice and compensation for injuries and damages caused in a drunk driving accident.  Call Clark at the Harmonson Law Firm today for a free consultation.  915-584-8777 or visit for more information.

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