Woman takes plea deal in deadly DWI case | KOB 4

Woman takes plea deal in deadly DWI case

Christine Noriega Christine Noriega | 

Joshua Panas
September 13, 2018 04:36 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A woman, accused of driving drunk and killing two men in a crash, has taken a plea deal.


Christie Noriega pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle and another count of aggravated DWI. 

Sandoval County Sheriff's deputies said on March 6, Noriega was driving on I-25 near Algodones when she hit Michael Chambellan and Lonnie Escovedo.  The two men were changing a tire on the side of the road.

Deputies say Noriega smelled of alcohol and had her two-year-old daughter in the car with her at the time of the crash.  Her daughter was not injured.

Noriega could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. 


Joshua Panas

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