It’s a staggering statistic: In 2011, nearly 60 percent of alcohol-related traffic deaths in New Mexico involved a driver with more than one arrest or conviction for drunken driving.
New Mexico has a tragic litany of repeat drunk drivers involved in horrific wrecks. With a little more than two weeks left in the 60-day session in [...]
A couple from Colorado who lost their unborn son in a car crash in San Miguel County allegedly involving a drunk driver — who already had three DWI convictions — met with Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday (Dec. 17) and told Capitol Report New Mexico they are willing to speak in committee meetings in the [...]
How can someone who’s apparently in the country illegally manage to stay in the US with at least three drunken driving convictions on his record?
That question has yet to be answered as another angle in the story surrounding Ramon Hernandez emerges.
Hernandez is sitting in jail in San Miguel County, charged with drunken driving in an [...]
(This column originally appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday, Aug. 26.)
This is a Sunday column in a family newspaper so I’ll be discreet:
What the hell is going on?
My sarcasm is only exceeded by my anger after another slew of stories have come out revealing New Mexico’s serious problem dealing with repeat drunk [...]
We received a lot of hits last week when we posted the tragic story of Aileen Smith, the woman who was seven months pregnant and while driving with her husband in San Miguel County was hit by a suspected drunk driver in June.
Smith was rushed Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe where [...]
A California woman whose heartbreaking story has garnered attention across the state is fighting to make New Mexico’s drunk driving laws tougher — and she has the support of Gov. Susana Martinez.
Aileen Smith, who was seven months pregnant and looking forward to giving birth to a boy she and her husband had already named Dmitiri, [...]