Posted on Mar 23, 2023

News: Woman charged in Dona Ana County wreck that injured child

HATCH, NM - A driver was arrested following a rollover accident in Dona Ana County that injured a 4-year-old child, reports KRQE.

Police in Hatch responded to the scene in the area of Canal Street and Jefferson Street Friday night at about 9 p.m.  An investigation indicated that Cynthia Zuniga was driving a vehicle on Canal Street when she drove off the road and went into a canal.

The 4-year-old boy was ejected from the vehicle and injured.  He was transported to a hospital in Las Cruces.  Zuniga was suspected of driving while intoxicated, and she was subsequently charged with aggravated DWI and child abuse.  She was taken to the Dona Ana County Detention Center.