Teen driver’s BAC was more than triple legal limit for an adult

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Image courtesy KOB-TV.

The 16-year-old male driver involved in a Nov. 10 head-on collision on Agua Fria Street has a blood alcohol content of 0.27, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 for motorists that are 21-years and older.

Santa Fe police have not released the names of any of the six people involved in the crash — four in the Dodge Neon driven by the 16-year-old boy and two in an SUV the car collided with.

Police Chief Aric Wheeler has said he won’t release names of those involved until everyone has been interviewed and even then may not as a departmental policy of not naming juveniles accused but not yet charged with crimes. It is unclear when the district attorney’s office may file a petition to charge the young driver in the case.

Here are some past articles on the story, including one publishing in Tuesday’s New Mexican:


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