Angel Peak Scenic Area is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield in San Juan County, with over 10,000 acres of rugged terrain, badlands and deep canyons.
The eggs and hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness were formed in sand and silt revealed 73 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway receded.
The Aztec Ruins National Monument, on 318 acres, consists of dwellings and sacred structures built by Ancient Pueblo Indians in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings") is a 27 million year old volcanic rock formation, designated as a National Natural Landmark, rising 1,583 feet above the desert.
The La Plata Mountains, seen from San Juan County, are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in sw Colorado, and includes Hesperus Mountain at 13,332 feet.
The San Juan River is a 383 mile long major tributary of the Colorado River and a primary drainage for the Four Corners.
Navajo Lake is a 3800 feet long and 400 feet deep reservoir located in northeastern San Juan County, created from a dam completed in 1962.
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Bisti Badlands) is a 45,000-acre wilderness area full of rock formations made of sandstone, shale, mudstone, and silt.

DWI


DWI Arrests

In 2022, Law Enforcement in San Juan County made a total of 1,131 DWI arrests. For most years, first offense and repeat DWI's each constitutes approximately half of the total number of arrests.

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DWI Arrests in 2022
Repeat DWI Offenses

Trends, DWI Arrests, First and Repeat Offenses

The number of DWI arrests across the county has decreased. The proportion of first and repeat offenses has been consistent over time.

Trends, DWI Arrests with Teens and Young Adults

In 2022, there were a total of 220 DWI arrests with teen (39) and young adult drivers (181), constituting 19% of the total number of DWI arrests.
DWI Arrests of Teens & Young Adults
of the total number of DWI Arrests

DWI Convictions

In 2022, of the 1,131 DWI arrests, 714 (63%) resulted in a conviction. As of January 2024, 78 had been dismissed and 339 were awaiting disposition.
San Juan County is approximately 6% of the state's population, but (in 2022) represented 13.5% of the total number of DWI arrests across the state, and 17.4% of the DWI convictions.
DWI Arrest data by first and repeat offenses, and for teen and young adult drivers, for years 2006 to 2018 are from the NM Dept of Transportation, Traffic Safety Community Reports: https://gps.unm.edu/tru/crash-reports/community-reports

DWI arrests for prior years are from the NMDOT Community Reports and as published by the DWI Resource Center. 

See http://www.accountablegovernment.org/dwirpts.htm for historical data, 1985 through 2014.

Updated Jan 29, 2024
Convictions data are most recent, as reported in the NM MVD Citation Tracking System (CTS) as of October. (Updated January, 2023)

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