News: Man sentenced to 10 years for fatal DWI crash in Albuquerque

Bert Parnall

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A man has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash while driving drunk in Albuquerque, KRQE reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

26-year-old Jordon Johnson pleaded guilty in September to vehicular homicide and DWI in connection with the incident that took place on Christmas Eve 2018.

Prosecutors said Johnson was speeding that night as he drove on Coors Boulevard NW and went through a red light at Fortuna Road NW. His vehicle crashed into a Jeep driven by 56-year-old Kelly Chavez, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Chavez had been driving home from a party, his sister said. Johnson’s blood alcohol level when he was arrested was twice the legal limit, according to investigators.

Judge Courtney Weaks sentenced Johnson last Friday to ten years in prison but time already served means he will spend approximately 8 1/2 more years behind bars.

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