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Las Cruces police officer arrested for DWI after speeding

Las Cruces police officer arrested for DWI after speeding

The Associated Press
Created: September 21, 2020 12:53 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces police officer has been arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence.

The Las Cruces News-Sun reported Monday that 25-year-old Lourdes Hernandez has been released on her own recognizance.

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New Mexico State Police say Hernandez was stopped on Interstate 25 early Saturday for going nearly 20 mph above the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit. According to authorities, Hernandez showed signs of impairment.

She identified herself as a police officer and said that she had her on-duty firearm with her.

Hernandez then refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

She was booked on charges of aggravated drunk driving, speeding and negligent use of a deadly weapon.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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