DWI accident victim speaks out

Updated: 06/12/2014 10:23 PM | Created: 06/12/2014 10:22 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Aviation Officer at the Sunport survived getting hit in his car by a suspected drunk driver.  It has been more than 3 months since that crash, but Officer Bobby Dilley still can't return to work because of his injuries.    

Dilley was headed home from the Sunport on I-40 back in March when police say suspected drunk driver Michelle Rivera clipped his Jeep from behind, causing it to roll. 

Dilley's neck snapped and his scalp was ripped off by dragging along the asphalt.  Dilley says he has no memory of the crash or the month that followed.

Danielle Todesco was there Thursday as Dilley revisited what is left of his Jeep.  He says it is a reality check that the wreck really happened.

"It's hard for me to imagine actually being in this vehicle with all this damage.  Nothing survived inside the vehicle, the vehicle is so...nothing survived on it," Dilley said.

But he survived, and he has decided to donate the crushed Jeep to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to use as a teaching tool. 

As for Dilley, he has exhausted his sick leave and vacation time and is not receiving a paycheck anymore.  If you would like to help him out until he can return to work, you can get more information by contacting the Albuquerque office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving at (505) 255-2955 or visit  

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