Posted on Apr 21, 2023


News: Woman sentenced for crash that injured toddler in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A woman was sentenced in connection with a drunk driving crash that occurred in Albuquerque in January 2022, reports KRQE.

Authorities said 42-year-old Nicole Vargas was driving under the influence when the accident happened in the area of Wyoming Boulevard and Marquette Avenue.  Vargas crashed into another car, seriously injuring a two-year-old girl in the other vehicle.

Vargas was reported to have been driving 89 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone at the time, and drove through red lights.  She was arrested at the scene after failing field sobriety tests.

Under the terms of a plea agreement reached in February, Vargas pleaded guilty to one count of great bodily harm by vehicle. She was sentenced this week to three months on house arrest.

Should any additional information come to light, our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog.

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