Drunk Driver Says he "Fucked Up" after DWI Crash
Updated: Feb 22
By: ABQ RAW staff
POSTED: 2/21/2023 @ 12:35PM
37-year-old Jose Pacheco-Neri, of Albuquerque.
North Valley Albuquerque - On February 20th, 2023, Bernalillo County Sheriff deputies responded to a crash south of the 8800 block of 2nd Street between Paseo Del Norte and Alameda involving a single vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, the truck was driven by 37-year-old Jose Pacheco-Neri, of Albuquerque. When deputies arrived Pacheco-Neri exited his truck with two "shooter" bottles of alcohol in his hands.
Deputies had to close the road down for several hours because Pacheco-Neri's truck caused damage to electrical and gas lines in the area. There was also active flames coming from the gas line while ABQRAW was on scene and fire personnel had to contain the gas leak. Deputies found 6 additional 100ml bottles of alcohol in and around his truck.
watch footage from the scene here
"I fucked up," said Pacheco-Neri to deputies on scene.
The complaint says Pacheco-Neri told paramedics he had five shots prior to the crash and told deputies he had not drank since the night before. Due to a few injuries from the crash he had to be transported to the hospital before he was eventually booked into MDC. At the hospital he told a deputy that he had not drank any alcohol for 3 months prior and "the one day I do, I crashed my truck."
Pacheco-Neri has over four driving while intoxicated arrests dating back to 2007 in New Mexico with all of them being dismissed. This is his 5th case with DWI in New Mexico. He is charged with Aggravated DWI Driving While Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs(Open Count)(Misdemeanor)Failure to Register or Title a Vehicle as Required, No Proof of Insurance, Driver's License Not in Possession, Open Container (Drink) (1st Offense).