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U.S. Marshals Capture Drunk Driver Who Killed and Injured people in ABQ

Updated: Aug 13

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 8/11/2022 @ 11:00AM

Albuquerque -


On August 8th, 2022, Omar Martinez was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Team (USMS-SWIFT) in Albuquerque, NM, in the vicinity of Coal and Yale. This arrest occurred due to information that was developed by an Albuquerque Police Department Detective that was detailed as a Task Force Officer assigned to the USMS-SWIFT.


Martinez is alleged to have committed a homicide by vehicle on July 27th, 2021. On the March 22nd 2022, a felony warrant was issued in the State of New Mexico for Martinez. On April 19th 2022, the USMS-SWIFT adopted the case.


"The arrest of Omar Martinez is an example of strong partnerships and law enforcement

cooperation, but most critical, will hopefully provide some peace for the families who have

been affected by this tragedy," said Sonya K. Chavez, United States Marshal for the District of

New Mexico.

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