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Las Cruces woman accused of child abuse, DWI after car crash

Las Cruces woman accused of child abuse, DWI after car crash

The Associated Press
April 15, 2019 05:53 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces woman accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing into another vehicle now is facing a child abuse charge after police say her 10-year-old son was a passenger in her car.

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They say 28-year-old Maria Vielma is jailed without bond on suspicion of a third-degree felony count of child abuse, misdemeanor counts of aggravated DWI and operating a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol.

Police responded to a two-car crash around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

An officer says Vielma had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol and there was an open container of beer on the car's passenger side.

Police say Vielma indicated she had been drinking for several hours before the crash and field sobriety tests showed signs of impairment.

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