Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Man accused of driving two cars drunk on the same night

A man accused of driving two cars drunk on the same night made it pretty easy for deputies to catch him.  He called them. Then, they caught him in a big lie, and it was caught on tape.

Earlier this month, a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy walked into a situation involving a red sedan crashed into an irrigation ditch, a truck still running in the middle of the road and 52-year-old Rudy Fernandez. Fernandez called 911 to report his red sedan stolen from his Santa Fe home shortly after deputies got a call about a crashed car in the same area.

When deputies arrived, Fernandez suspiciously, was already at the scene. “I, I did a mistake by coming over here to look for my car, and I, I came over here, and I wrecked into it right now,” Fernandez told the deputy on scene. He later explained to the deputy that he meant to say he came across his stolen car, not that he wrecked it.

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The deputy said there was no evidence the red car was stolen. He believed Fernandez crashed it, walked home, then drove drunk again in his truck. After failing field sobriety tests, Fernandez was arrested and charged with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated DWI. This was his first DWI arrest.

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