DUI suspect arrested after hitting, injuring cyclists in NW Albuquerque

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A driver was arrested after a hit-and-run crash Saturday morning in northwest Albuquerque that critically hurt a cyclist, reports KRQE.

Albuquerque Police responded to the scene on Unser Boulevard Northwest at Kimmick Road Northwest. The incident was reported shortly after 10:00 a.m.

An early investigation indicates two people were riding bicycle northbound on Unser Boulevard when they were hit by an SUV.

One victim was transported to UNM Hospital with critical injuries while the other was treated by medics on the scene.

Authorities said the driver fled the scene after the crash, but her damaged vehicle was later spotted by a Rio Rancho police officer. She was arrested shortly after and faces a number of charges, including “great bodily harm by vehicle while intoxicated,” and hit-and-run.


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