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    A state police officer questions a driver at a DWI checkpoint in Santa Fe County on Jan. 14, 2011. New Mexican file photo

Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 9:30 pm | Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Jan 21, 2014.

The number of crashes involving alcohol in Santa Fe County dropped sharply in 2013, evidence that New Mexico’s drunken-driving laws, emphasis on enforcement by police agencies and education are making the state safer, experts say.

The number of fatalities in alcohol-involved crashes also declined, although the numbers were low in both 2012 and 2013.

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