DUI suspect charged after semi hits two motorcyclists in NE Albuquerque

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A 60-year-old man faces multiple charges after his semi-truck hit and seriously hurt two motorcyclists Monday night in northeast Albuquerque, reports KOB4.

The incident took place at Carlisle Boulevard Northeast and Claremont Avenue Northeast, in the city’s Bel-Air area, shortly before 10:00 p.m.

Authorities said the truck driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic, striking two motorcycles as he attempted to turn at the intersection.

Both riders were rushed to an area hospital, where they were listed in critical condition. One victim suffered a serious leg injury that may require amputation, while the other sustained significant head injuries.

The truck driver, who displayed signs of intoxication at the scene, failed sobriety tests and was found with paraphernalia, lighters, and a white substance that later tested positive for cocaine. He was arrested and charged with “DUI leading to a crash resulting in great bodily harm,” in addition to “possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and failing to yield before completing a turn.” His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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