An Albuquerque man was recently arrested after he allegedly caused an automobile accident while intoxicated and having sex in a Ford Explorer. According to police, a 25-year-old man was charged with reckless driving, aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI), and evading police after he reportedly crashed the Explorer while headed north on Pennsylvania NE. The man allegedly ran a red light and struck a westbound vehicle at Menaul NE before he fled the scene of the collision.
Police stated the 25-year-old driver was found hiding in a cactus wearing only a single shoe and a pair of boxer shorts. Meanwhile, his female passenger was purportedly found naked at the crash scene after she was ejected from the Explorer. Following the traffic wreck, emergency responders apparently transported the woman to a local area hospital in stable condition. It is currently unclear whether the driver of the other vehicle sustained an injury in the traffic wreck.
A report from the Albuquerque Police Department stated witnesses observed the driver having sex with the woman while speeding above the posted limit. Witnesses also allegedly told law enforcement officers the man was clearly intoxicated when he fled the scene on foot. In addition, an open bottle of vodka was purportedly found in the Explorer after the collision occurred.
Unfortunately, alleged DWI wrecks like this one occur frequently across New Mexico. It is a sad fact that everyone who travels on the many roadways located in our state is placed at risk whenever a drunk or otherwise impaired motorist makes the choice to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The victim of a traffic collision that was caused by an inebriated driver may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, medical costs, and any temporary or permanent disability that resulted from the accident. Certain relatives of someone who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver may also be eligible to recover damages for their loved one's funeral expenses. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by an allegedly drunk motorist, you are advised to contact a skilled attorney to discuss your right to recovery.