Bernalillo County Sheriffs arrested two drunk drivers after they crashed in South Valley.
The initial report stated that David Oropeza-Mota was driving back to his home on Coors Blvd. However, Mota was dangerously drunk with his blood-alcohol being twice the legal limit. The report did not say how the crash happened, but it is believed the driver of the other vehicle was also drunk. The man was identified as Kenneth Lovato who had a child with him during the crash.
Investigators believe both men played a part in the crash. Since both were impaired and both failed field sobriety tests, police have not determined an official cause of the crash. Police reported Mota as having slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He too had a small child with him during the incident. The 7-year-old in Lovato’s vehicle sustained a major concussion was treated at UNM Hospital. It is unclear if the child in Mota’s car was injured.
Both drivers were arrested for an aggravated DUI, endangering a child, and a few other charges. The children were taken from the scene from family members, who will likely have custody over them. We wish the children involved a speedy recovery.
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