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News: Man charged with driving drunk, hitting 2 aides and police officer in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – An alleged drunk driver is under arrest and facing charges after hitting three people in Albuquerque Friday night, according to KOB 4.

Police said 36-year-old Brandon Baldwin was driving a truck east on Alameda Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m. when two public safety aides directing traffic for the Balloon Fiesta told him to go in a different direction.

Baldwin intentionally hit the aides with his vehicle and drove away, a criminal complaint stated.  He also struck a police officer who was trying to stop him.

Police eventually were able to apprehend Baldwin. Officers said he smelled of alcohol and also said they found two open containers of alcohol in his vehicle. He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon among other charges.

The police officer and the safety aides were reported to be recovering from their injuries.

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While pursuing a major in history and French at Rice University in the early 1990s, I spent a year studying at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1991. I received my B.A. from Rice University in 1993 and continued to focus on writing — mostly fiction and plays — for a year before entering New Mexico University School of Law. Since then, my team has helped to recover more than $100 million for our clients. Though my firm has grown quickly to fill the legal needs of our community, it has retained its focus on providing excellent service to clients.