Police Officer Arrested for New Mexico DWI in Las Cruces

An Albuquerque police officer was charged with driving while intoxicated in Las Cruces, New Mexico last weekend. U.S. Border Patrol agents found a Toyota truck parked on the sidewalk around 3:30 am and went to check on the driver.

After Las Cruces police officers arrived on the scene, the driver, David Hill, Jr., reportedly exited the truck very slowly. A breath test revealed his blood alcohol content was double that of the legal limit for intoxication in New Mexico. Hill was booked for drunk driving in New Mexico at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. He was also charged with negligent use of a firearm. Hill had a loaded Glock handgun on him at the time of the arrest, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated is illegal in the state.

Hill is a three year veteran with the Albuquerque Police Department. He was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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