In New Mexico, it is illegal for someone to drink and drive a vehicle above the legal limit of BAC, which is generally found to be 0.08%. If found guilty, the individual will be convicted of DUI/DWI.
- Every individual driving a vehicle should consider the BAC levels and must be in a position to subject themselves to the chemical test. Refusing it will be regarded as a crime.
According to the law, the police can recognize drunk drivers by diverse chemical tests which include analysis of blood, urine and breath like the breath alcohol tests, standardized field Sobriety tests, group patrols etc.