Posted on May 15, 2024

Alleged drunk driver arrested in crash on I-40 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Three people were injured in a collision caused by an alleged drunk driver in Albuquerque early Monday morning, KOB reported.

New Mexico State Police said the driver of a Chevrolet Corvette was headed north on Interstate 40 at about 120 miles per hour at about 2:14 a.m. The Corvette, which did not have its lights on, crashed into the back of a Subaru at mile marker 155.

State Police arrived to find the Corvette in a ravine with two people outside the vehicle.  One of them, 23-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez, allegedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene after he was reported to have shown signs of being drunk.  He was arrested on a charge of aggravated DWI.

His passenger was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Two people in the Subaru were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

State Police said Gonzalez claimed responsibility for the crash, saying he was trying to get his passenger home.

Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog should any additional details become available.