Santa Fe defense attorney convicted of DWI loses appeal

Posted: May 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Art Nieto (Photo courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

Santa Fe defense lawyer Art Nieto on Wednesday lost an appeal of a November aggravated DWI conviction.

The original conviction was in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court and the appeal was heard Wednesday by State District Judge Stephen Pfeffer, who again found Nieto guilty.

Nieto was arrested May 16, 2010, after police say he crashed into mailboxes near Alameda Street and Chicoma Vista Drive. He refused to undergo sobriety tests and was taken into custody by a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy.

The case was prosecuted by New Mexico Assistant Attorney General Donna Bevacqua-Young, who is the agency’s special DWI prosecutor.

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