DWI arrest numbers declining yearly

NewsNM Swickard: Of course they should decline as the risk of punishment changes behavior... You drink, you drive, you lose is a good slogan. From KOB-TV.com - By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico State Police say more checkpoints, more prosecutions and increased patrols are paying off.
     “Having so many state police officers on the road last night, along with Motor Transportation Department officers, I think people realize we're taking this seriously and they felt our presence out there,” NMSP Sgt. Damyan Brown said.
     They say New Year’s Eve – typically one of the biggest drinking holidays – was pretty quiet this year. NMSP arrested seven people for DWI, comparable with five last year. With Albuquerque Police and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies arrests’ added in, more than twenty people were booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center for drinking and driving.
     Thankfully, state police say no serious accidents were caused by alcohol. “That was our main goal last night - to prevent any kind of tragedy happening to the innocent people of New Mexico who are just trying to enjoy the holiday,” Brown said.
     Overall, there were 4,003 DWI arrests in Bernalillo County for 2013. That’s almost eleven a day. It sounds like a lot, but there is some good news. Records show a slow but steady decline in the number of DWI arrests per year. More

Michael Says - for January 2, 2014 - Governor McDonald

1st elected NM Gov W C McDonald
@ 2014 Michael Swickard, Ph.D. -  Here on the second of January, 2014 I was thinking about the first elected New Mexico Governor William C. McDonald. He was born July 25, 1858 in Jordanville NY, and admitted to the Kansas bar at age 22.
Later that year he moved to White Oaks, Territory of New Mexico where he started as a miner, progressed to store clerk, civil engineer and manager of the Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Co. He used the Bar W brand. He became the first elected Governor State of New Mexico 7 November 1911. His inauguration occurred 14 January 1912 in Santa Fe. It is interesting to note that the final Territorial Governor, William Mills left office technically when the territory became a state January 6, 1912 and William McDonald was not sworn in until January 14, 1912. The state had no governor for eight days and seemed to do fine. McDonald served as the state created the state 
Got the dates wrong. 1912 to 1917

infrastructure and also was serving doing the attack by Pancho Villa and the start of the first World War. He died April 11, 1918 and was buried in the Cedarvale Cemetery at White Oaks, NM. My friend Glen Ellison, a Lincoln County Historian, remarked, “He watched a town be born, watched it crawl, stand up, and run. Then he graced this country with his grave.”