ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A DWI suspect is set to stay behind bars after a pedestrian crash Friday, February 10, that killed a woman in northeast Albuquerque, reports KRQE.
The fatal incident occurred on Menaul Boulevard near Mesilla Street, in the city’s Zuni area, at about 9:00 p.m.
According to Albuquerque Police, the male suspect was driving a truck eastbound on Menaul Boulevard when the vehicle jumped the curb. Moments later, it struck a woman on the sidewalk and then a light pole before coming to a stop in a parking lot off of Mesilla Street.
The woman died from her injuries on the scene, confirmed officials.
Responding officers arrested the driver for an investigation into Driving While Intoxicated.
On Monday, February 27, the state and a judge agreed that given the reckless nature of the crash, the suspect should stay jailed until his trial, out of concern for public safety. Officials also cited a number of other cases still pending against the suspect, including charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy linked to a February 2021 murder. It was noted that the suspect was on release when the fatal pedestrian crash occurred.
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