Legalized Marijuana Will Lead To Increased Crashes

Posted on April 1, 2022
Following the legalization of recreational marijuana sales and possession in New Mexico on April 1, 2022, local authorities are preparing for increased motor vehicle collision and crashes, reckless driving, and marijuana based driving while intoxicated (DWIs). As noted in the recent story by KOAT News (See story here -, local law enforcement officers...
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Texas Department of Transportation reports highest road fatalities in 40 years

Claire Kowalick - Wichita Falls Times Record News (Source – Lubbock Avalanche Journal) Despite a rigorous campaign by the Texas Department of Transportation to “End the Streak,” the state experienced the highest number of traffic fatalities in 40 years last year. In 2021, there were 4,480 people killed on Texas roads – the highest...
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Mark Stout Awarded Highest Peer Rating Standard of AV Preeminent Lawyer

Mark Stout was awarded the top rating of a AV Preeminent lawyer by the lawyer rating service – Martindale-Hubbell. Mark Stout received the AV Preeminent rating for the highest level of professional excellence after receiving peer reviewed ratings reports from judges and lawyers across New Mexico and Texas.  The AV Preeminent rating is the...
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9 killed, including 6 NM college students, in Texas crash

Seven people on a University of the Southwest bus were killed Tuesday night in a head-on collision in Texas, the Hobbs school confirmed. Two others are in critical condition. The bus was carrying members of the men’s and women’s golf teams, who were traveling back to campus after competing in Midland, Texas, the school...
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Nine people killed in crash involving University of the Southwest golf teams

ESPN News Services – March 16, 2022 Nine people died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas, including six students and a coach from a New Mexico university who were returning home from a golf tournament, authorities said. A pickup truck crossed the center line of a two-lane road in Andrews County, about 30...
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The University of the Southwest confirms fatal accident involving van carrying golf teams on 1788, near SH 115

ANDREWS COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE:     According to Texas DPS, the fatal crash happened on FM 1788 on March 15.  A Ford passenger van that was registered by USW was traveling northbound, while a Dodge 2500 pickup was traveling southbound. For unknown reasons, the pickup truck drove into the van head on caused both...
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