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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.

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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. 

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