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Gov. appointee arrested for DWI

Denise Baker

A governor appointee was arrested Thursday night for driving drunk on westbound I-40 near the Laguna Pueblo.

Denise Baker, 52, who was chosen by Gov. Susana Martinez to chair the New Mexico Finance Authority, was charged with DWI and driving on roadways laned for traffic. She was booked into the Cibola County Adult Detention Center on a $1,200 bond. She has since bonded out of jail.

State Police said another driver called the Drunk Busters hotline around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday about a white SUV swerving all over the road and not letting traffic pass on westbound I-40. Laguna Police pulled Baker over but called State Police to conduct the investigation because Baker was a non-tribal member, according to police. Officers said Baker smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.

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