ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - One hit-and-run driver spread chaos through an Albuquerque neighborhood Tuesday morning while another in Rio Rancho late Monday seriously injured a motorcycle driver and his passenger.
Albuquerque police suspect the driver involved in three crashes near Central New Mexico Community College was very drunk.
The first crash happened at Central Avenue SE and University Boulevard followed by the second on Yale Boulevard south of Central.
The driver was stopped near CNM when security officers saw spotted him driving west on Coal Avenue, which is a one-way street going east.
The officers used their cars to try to stop the man, who then crashed into a tree."On the scene he blew a 0.18 ... and they transported him to UNMH for observation," officer Simon Drobik said. "The individual was so intoxicated that we're going to do a blood draw on him ... We're trying to figure out who he is."
Officers believe the man may be named David Aguilar, but they're still working on determining a date of birth
He remains in the hospital, but once he's out will face multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident.
None of the people hit were seriously hurt.
The hit-and-run crash in Rio rancho happened about 5:40 p.m. Monday when a car trying to turn off Unser Boulevard onto Paseo del Volcán pulled into the path of a motorcycle going the opposite direction.
Both the driver and the passenger of the motorcycle suffered major injuries, according to Rio Rancho police.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was located minutes later. Police took a blood draw from both drivers to see if they were on drugs or alcohol.
Charges won't be filed until after the investigation. Rio Rancho police have not released the names of anyone involved.
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