Three area men with histories of drunk driving arrests are once again in trouble with the law for allegedly getting behind the wheel after drinking. None of them had valid driver’s licenses, and one of them had his 2-year-old son with him.
Albino Alcon, 31, whose address in court documents is listed as County Road A-6, has been charged with aggravated DWI, third offense, child abuse, driving with an open container, speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license and not having insurance. State police arrested him on Oct. 14.
Larry Romero, 53, who resides on the 100 block of Delgado Street, was charged with DWI, seventh offense, careless driving, driving with an expired registration, driving with a suspended or revoked license and not having insurance. City police arrested him Oct. 12.
Edward Moya, 41, of the 500 block of South Grand, was charged with aggravated DWI, fifth offense, speeding, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
A probable cause statement filed in magistrate court last week states that Alcon was pulled over on Interstate 25 north of Las Vegas at about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 for speeding in a construction zone.
While speaking with Alcon, the state police officer noticed that he smelled of alcohol, and Alcon admitted to drinking two beers before getting behind the wheel.
The officer also saw that Alcon’s 2-year-old son was with him. The officer also found a half empty bottle of beer in the vehicle.
State police say Alcon performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A court document states that Alcon was combative and refused to submit to a blood draw at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.
He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.
Magistrate Chris Najar set his bond at $25,000 cash.
Romero, meanwhile, was pulled over on Seventh Street at about 2:30 p.m. on Oct 12 after a city police officer saw him driving erratically and almost causing a crash. Romero is currently on probation in two prior DWI cases.
The officer states in a probable cause statement that Romero appeared dazed and that he smelled of alcohol.
He was taken into custody. Police say he performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Court documents state that his breath-alcohol content was .15 and .16, twice the state’s presumed level of intoxication for drivers.
Romero was booked into the county jail. His bond was set at $25,000 cash.
Moya was pulled over at about 9 p.m. on Oct. 6 on N.M. 65 near mile post 2 after a state police officer clocked him driving 61 mph in a 35 mph zone.
The officer states in the probable cause statement that Moya’s vehicle began moving forward when he was speaking to Moya and that he had to instruct Moya to stop the vehicle.
The officer smelled alcohol, and Moya admitted to drinking two 40 ounce beers. Moya didn’t follow instructions for the field sobriety test.
He refused to cooperate when the officer asked him to turn around and place his hands behind his back. The officer states that he had to wrestle Moya to the ground and request backup.
Police say Moya also refused to give consent for a blood test, forcing the officer to get a search warrant to have him tested.
Moya was booked into the county jail. Magistrate Philip Romero set his bond at $10,000 cash.