ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It's always dumb to drive drunk, and it's especially dumb to roll up ripped to the front gate of a military base.
But Air Force security police say that's what Merle Anderson did Wednesday afternoon.
They say when he drove up to the Wyoming Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base stinking of booze he told officers he thought he was in Rio Rancho.
He reportedly blew 0.16 on a Breathalyzer test--twice the limit for presumed intoxication--and had two empty beer cans in his car.
Anderson, who has three prior DWI convictions, now faces a federal drunken-driving charge, which carries much more severe penalties than a state charge.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
Morning Headlines and Forecast from KRQE New This Morning with Matt Mauro & Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.