DWI suspect arrested, charged after crash on NM-14 in Santa Fe

Parnall Law News Team

SANTA FE, NM — A woman was arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI Saturday, December 2, following a crash on New Mexico State Road 14 in southwest Santa Fe, reports the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

While the exact time was not provided in the preliminary crash report, the collision was reported at mile marker 40, south of Calle Galisteo.

Preliminary details indicate that local resident Claudia Cielensky, 40, was behind the wheel of a vehicle that spun out. Cielensky, who displayed signs of impairment at the scene, was administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). After refusing a breath test, she was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated DWI.

Officials did not say whether another vehicle was involved in the crash, and no major injuries were reported following the event.


At least 1 left hurt following crash on I-25 SB near South Broadway

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Police responded to an injury collision Monday afternoon on Interstate 25 in south Albuquerque, according to APD Traffic.

The crash was reported on the southbound lanes of I-25 at Exit 222B to Gibson Boulevard Southeast, in the city’s South Broadway area. It was first reported by the APD on X, formerly known as Twitter, at 3:56 p.m., when officers had already arrived on the scene.

At this time, the department has not disclosed any information about the circumstances of the event or the vehicles involved.

Officials have not confirmed the number of people hurt or indicated the extent of their injuries.



Crews respond to collision on I-25 SB at NM-16 near Santa Fe

SANTA FE COUNTY, NM — Part of southbound Interstate 25 was closed Tuesday afternoon near southwest Santa Fe following a crash, according to NM Roads.

The accident impacted the southbound lanes at mile marker 264, near the exit to New Mexico State Road 16. It was first recorded in the NM Roads map index at 2:13 p.m.

Local officials have not specified the cause of the wreck or provided details about the involved vehicles, but the right southbound lane was blocked in for at least 1.5 hours.

Crews were working to clear the scene at the time of the report.

No injuries have been confirmed as of this writing.


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