Albuquerque: 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash |

A suspected drunk driving crash overnight killed one adult and one child, and left another child fighting for its life at UNM Hospital.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say the driver, 41-year-old Carlos Rosales-Polanco, was traveling in a truck northbound on Coors near Rio Bravo on Saturday night with his two kids and a female passenger inside.

That’s when witnesses say the truck suddenly sped up, hit a raised median and rolled into a field.

The female passenger, 30-year-old Adriana Chavez-Miranda, was killed.

Rosales-Polanco and two children, ages 10 and 1 1/2, were rushed to UNM Hospital where the 1 1/2-year-old succumbed to his injuries and died.

Deputies say it does appear alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

Roasles-Polanco will be OK. He has been released from the hospital and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center for vehicular homicide.

via 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash | KRQE.

Hobbs, NM: Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on |

Two people are dead following what authorities believe is an alcohol-related crash on the Lovington Highway in Hobbs Friday.  Among the deceased is a six-year-old child.

According to Hobbs Police Public Information Officer Mike Weiss, a white Dodge pickup was traveling Northbound near Jack Gomez Blvd. around 10:21 p.m. and was swerving all over the road when it went into oncoming lanes and hit a red Chrysler car head-on.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 44-year-old Prescilla Mungia of Hobbs, according to HPD.  She died at a local hospital.  A six-year-old passenger in that car died at the scene.  Police are not releasing the child’s name pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Dodge pickup is 27-year-old Keevisen James Gould of Red Valley, AZ.  Gould’s passenger, 34-year-old Shane Betselie of Bloomfield was transported to Lubbock, TX for his life-threatening injuries.

A third vehicle was involved in the crash, striking Gould’s truck after the head-on collision.  Neither the driver or passenger of that vehicle were hurt, police said.Weiss said DWI charges are pending against Gould.

via Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on in Hobbs | Plains-Valley Online News.

Espanola, NM: Police identify alleged drunk driver in double-fatal crash |

Justin Romero

New Mexico State Police have identified the alleged drunk driver arrested after a double-fatal crash near Espanola last Thursday.

Justin Romero, 26, of El Rito, New Mexico, is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle under the influence of alcohol and evading an officer.

According to State Police, Romero was traveling north on U.S. 84 in a Ford pickup truck when he suddenly crossed into the southbound lane and struck another vehicle head on.

Two people in the other vehicle were killed: 23-year-old Leo Gurule and 45-year-old Carlos Archuleta.

The New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the crash scene to complete a thorough and complete investigation of the crash.

via Police identify alleged drunk driver in double-fatal crash |

Belen, N.M. – Dad killed, girl hurt in suspected DWI crash |

A 51-year-old Belen man was killed and his 11-year-old daughter critically injured after a suspected drunken driver drifted into the wrong lane and hit the man’s motorcycle on Saturday, according to State Police.

Daniel Sanchez, 51, was killed instantly, and his daughter was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Jacob Williams, 27, of Belen, faces charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, second offense, after he allegedly drove left of the center line and collided with the motorcycle on State Road 109 just south of Belen around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, State Police said.

Williams was booked into the Valencia County Detention Center on a $20,000 cash only bail.

via Belen dad killed, girl hurt in suspected DWI | ABQJournal Online.

Albuquerque – Suspect in fatal DWI crash arrested |

The FBI has arrested a driver they say was nearly four times the state’s presumed level of intoxication when he crashed his truck last week, killing his passenger.

Fanderick Chiquito, 23, of upper Fruitland is facing a federal vehicular homicide charge.

Investigators say he was trying to pass other vehicles on New Mexico 36 last Monday night on the Navajo Nation when he hit another car.

He and the other driver survived, but a woman with Chiquito died.

According to the FBI, his blood alcohol level was .29.

via Suspect in fatal DWI crash arrested.

Bernalillo County, N.M. – Man killed when rear-ended on Interstate by suspected drunk driver |

Emily Ruffin.  (Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center)

Emily Ruffin

Thomas Fosbre, 69, of Peralta has been identified as the person killed in a crash on Interstate 25 Friday night, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said Fosbre was traveling north on I-25 at Bobby Foster Road when his vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle driven by 60-year-old Emily Ruffin of Arroyo Seco.

Fosbre’s vehicle left the roadway and rolled. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

“Ruffin had an odor of alcohol emitting from her person,” the Sheriff’s spokesman said. “She blew a .08 or higher and was booked at (the Metropolitan Detention Center) for driving under the influence resulting in vehicular homicide.”

The investigation is ongoing.

via Peralta man killed in I-25 crash Friday night | ABQJournal Online.

Albuquerque – Man killed in crash had DUI history |

Police say the man killed in a car accident this weekend  had a history of DWI.

Investigators say the found alcohol in Adrian Montalvo’s vehicle when he was killed in Southwest Albuquerque on Friday Night.

They say Montalvo was driving south on 98th Street near Tower when he crossed over the median and hit another vehicle.

The two people inside the other vehicle were taken to the hospital and are expected to be ok.

via Man killed in Southwest ABQ crash had history of DWI |

Socorro Co., NM – Alleged DUI crash kills German woman |

A woman from Germany was killed in a crash with a drunken driver on Wednesday afternoon, according to New Mexico State Police.

Officers responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash on I-25 just south of Bernardo, N.M. Police said the driver, 37-year-old Keith Bailey, fled the scene, but was located nearby.

Investigators said both vehicles were traveling northbound on I-25 in the right lane when the drunken driver rear-ended a car carrying four people.

A passenger in the back of the vehicle, 65-year-old Birthe Rasmussen Moehring of Berlin, Germany, was killed due to the impact.

via NM drunk driving crash kills German woman |

Las Cruces, NM – Woman charged with murder, DWI after running over her boyfriend –

Annette Fuschini

After a night of drinking then arguing, a Las Cruces woman ran over her boyfriend early Wednesday morning on North Main Street, police say, inflicting fatal injuries as he attempted to walk away from her pickup truck.

Las Cruces police have charged Annette L. Fuschini, 38, with an open count of murder in the death of Carlos Nevarez Jr., and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Nevarez, a volunteer firefighter and former Marine, was pronounced dead at MountainView Regional Medical Center. Wednesday was his 42nd birthday.

via Las Cruces woman charged with murder, DWI after running over her boyfriend update – Las Cruces Sun-News.

Las Vegas: 2 killed, 1 critical in DWI accident near Las Vegas |

Two people are dead and six people are injured following a drunk driving crash Friday night along northbound Interstate 25 just south of Las Vegas, according to New Mexico State Police.

State Police said seven people were inside the vehicle when it rolled over. The passangers’ ages range from 12 to 22 years old.

Police say 14-year old Kayla Martinez of Las Vegas and 12-year old Aleandra Sanchez of Villanueva were pronounced dead.

The remaining injured passengers were taken to area hospitals. One of the passengers, 21-year-old Rubio Reyes, remains in critical condition.

Wayne Lovato, 17, faces DWI and vehicular homicide charges.

via 2 killed in DWI accident near Las Vegas |

Farmington, NM: DWI suspect fleeing police dies in crash |

Authorities say a 37-year-old motorist suspected of DWI is dead after crashing into other vehicles while fleeing Farmington police.

Police say that after receiving reports of a motorist staggering around in a Walmart parking lot and opening a container of alcohol, an officer spotted the driver Thursday afternoon getting gas and tried to prevent him from driving away.

Police say the man, identified as Ladell Light, appeared to be impaired and physically resisted the officer by fighting his way back into his car and speeding off.

Another officer following Light’s car reported that it swerved into oncoming traffic, sideswiped a vehicle, and finally crashed into two trucks at an intersection. Police say Light was the only one seriously hurt and he died hours later at a hospital.

via Driver fleeing Farmington police dies in crash |

Albuquerque: DWI suspected in fatal motorcycle crash |

Albuquerque police are accusing a woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist of driving drunk.

The crash happened Friday evening as 51-year-old Peter Lafond was passing through an intersection on the city’s west side on his motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet.

Police spokesman Officer Robert Gibbs says that’s when a car driven by 24-year-old Amanda Casaus pulled into the motorcyclist’s lane and collided with him. Lafond died at the scene.

Gibbs says Casaus tried to flee on foot but was quickly taken into custody. He says she was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash and was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on a charge of vehicular homicide.

The intersection was closed Friday evening as police investigated.

via Police: DWI suspected in fatal motorcycle crash – SFGate.

Albuquerque: Chronic drunk driver calls police on himself |

There’s something to be said for knowing when you’ve had too much to drink. Although if you’re flat on your back, it’s probably already a little too late.

Authorities say that’s what happened to an Albuquerque man who was arrested – again – for drunken driving, after he called police on himself.

KRQE-TV reports that Antonio Candelaria recently was arrested when officers found him drunk in his driveway and lying on the ground with his foot stuck in his motorcycle.

Police say the 50-year-old had called police for help after getting his foot stuck.

According to police, Candelaria’s breath test results came out above .16, which is twice the legal limit in New Mexico.

Court records showed that Candelaria had a long list of DWI arrests and a handful of convictions.

via “DUI Guy” calls police on himself – Crimesider – CBS News.

Socorro, NM: Woman dies in I-25 crash; suspected drunk driver arrested |

Reyes Duran

Reyes Duran

A suspected drunk driver who police say caused a fatal accident on I-25 near Socorro late Monday has been arrested.

State police say Bertha Sanchez, 42, died in the three-vehicle crash on I-25 near Socorro.

We’re told she died after Reyes Duran, 21, hit another car carrying four people.

Sanchez was one of those passengers – she died at the scene.

Several other people were taken to hospitals with injuries.

via Woman dies in I-25 crash; suspected drunk driver arrested |

Albuquerque (UPDATED): Toddler loses fight for life after suspected drunk driving crash by 20-year-old |

August 31 Update from –

A two year old boy injured in an alleged DWI crash Saturday has died.

APD says Vicente Griego’s family took the boy off life support Thursday.

Griego suffered a broken neck and brain injuries after the car in which he was riding was hit by Mariano Salaz, Jr., 20.

According to Albuquerque police, Salaz’s blood alcohol level was at least twice the legal limit Saturday when he hit two vehicles and a police cruiser on Coors Boulevard near Quail Road in northwest Albuquerque.

Salaz is due back in court on September 9. At that time, it is expected he will be charged with vehicular homicide, and a higher bond will be set, APD says.

Salaz is currently out of jail on bond.

Original story follows –

The parents of a 2-year-old boy injured in a drunk-driving crash are devastated and angry after the crash left their toddler on life support

“He’s starting to breathe on his own, but he’s still having complications and right now we don’t know where we stand with him, whether he’s going to live or not,” Jonathan Griego said.

Jonathan Griego was praying Saturday night. His 2-year-old son Vicente can not breathe on his own has bleeding on his brain and is on life support.

Police say Mariano Salaz, 20, was drunk when he rammed into the back of Griego’s car around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Little Vicente was in the back seat.

Police say Salaz took off down the road hitting and injuring another driver.

When police tried to stop him they say he then rammed a cop car.

read more here > Toddler fights for life after DWI crash.