DWI Suspect Kills 3 In Frontage Road Collision in Albuquerque, NM
In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 29, 2015, a drunk driver slammed into a car killing 3 young passengers. The crash happened on the northbound frontage road of I-25 in Albuquerque.
The DWI suspect, Jacob Jaramillo, has a repeat record of driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.
Jacob Jaramillo was arrested on a DWI charge in 2014 but was not prosecuted as the charges were dismissed on a technicality.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, Jaramillo was accused of beating up an off-duty Sheriff’s deputy after that deputy turned in Jaramillo’s friend to police. When police caught up with him, they say Jaramillo was driving drunk. Unfortunately all of those charges were dismissed just this past August because the state was not ready to go forward.
Will Ferguson & Associates has extensive experience prosecuting defendants, such as Jaramillo, through the civil justice system. In these cases we tend to look at all parties who might share responsibility in contributing to an avoidable, horrific accident like this one. The victims’ families have rights to compensation and our attorneys work hard for those families’ rights.
We know that New Mexico statutes in effect on June 12, 2015 were designed to protect members of the public, including the three young victims who were killed as a result of intoxication caused by the sale or service of alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating liquor. These statutes include, without limitation:
- N.M. Stat. Ann§ 60-7A-16 (1978), imposing a duty of care and liability on a person who sells or serves alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person;
- N.M. Stat. Ann §41-11-1 (1978), imposing a duty of care and liability on a licensee who servers alcohol to a person who is intoxicated when it is reasonably apparent that the person receiving service of the alcoholic beverages is intoxicated and the licensee knows from the circumstances that the person buying or receiving service of alcoholic beverages.
Will Ferguson & Associates will go the extra mile to find out where Jaramillo was drinking alcohol to prosecute the alcohol establishment responsible for tearing three families apart.