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Las Cruces officer charged with hit-and-run quits

Updated: 03/25/2014 12:30 PM | Created: 03/25/2014 12:22 PM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces police officer has resigned after being charged in a hit-and-run accident in which his personal vehicle allegedly knocked down a road sign on Interstate 25.
    
Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says 30-year-old Michael Clifton resigned Friday from the police force.
    
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Clifton resigned four days after he was charged in the accident that occurred earlier this month.
    
Clifton faces misdemeanor charges of careless driving, leaving a crash scene, failure to give notice of a crash and failure to give a written report related to the crash. He also faces a petty misdemeanor charge of tampering with evidence.
    
He's scheduled to be arraigned April 2 in Las Cruces Magistrate Court.

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