Judge orders suspected drunk driver to remain behind bars
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An alleged repeat drunk driver is now charged with taking someone’s life, and he’s staying locked up.
Police arrested Joshua Martinez last week after he allegedly crashed into a couple in southeast Albuquerque. One of the victims, William Lockman, died.
Officers say the other victim suffered severe injuries and may possibly have to get a leg amputated.
The judge fully agreed with prosecutors to keep Martinez behind bars until trial, largely because of his history of being drunk behind the wheel.
Martinez has been getting into trouble on the road since 2003 – roughly half his life.
“Given his history, given how this case was conducted I think certainly, he’s a danger to the community and I think there’s certainly an indication that he’s not going to follow the court’s conditions,” said the prosecutor.
Police say Martinez had opioids on him during that deadly crash.
The judge said she would reconsider keeping Martinez in jail if he goes to a detox and recovery center.