ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A Roswell woman accused of DWI and child abuse in 2010 has been accused again.
Maria Chavez, 35, was arrested last week for another aggravated DWI and this time the people she hit are speaking out.
"Why can't they get her for attempted murder with a deadly weapon because that's exactly what she did," said Susan Davis.
Susan Davis' son was driving his car near 2nd Street and Highway 285 when a drunk driving suspect slammed into the back of his Honda crumbling it to pieces.
"All of a sudden there was a big boom and I'm leaning back in my seat and stuff was spinning. Before I know it, there was another boom," said driver and victim Richard Banda.
According to the criminal complaint, Chavez had been excessively drinking at a local bar that night and around 2 a.m., she got in her car to drive home.
New Mexico State Police say her blood alcohol level was more than twice the presumed level of intoxication.
"Because somebody decides to drink and drive, they put everybody at risk," said Davis.
This isn't the first time Chavez has racked up a charge of DWI; it's the third.
"Why does she still have a license? Why is she still driving out there?" said Banda.
Roswell Police officials say in 2010, Chavez hit the back of a car at the intersection of Main Street and Brasher Road. They say her daughter, 1, was thrown from the car and seriously injured.
"She should be locked away," said Davis.
Davis says she's contacted the Governor and local legislators to see how the state's DWI laws can be strengthened.
"I am mad. I'm angry and I'm passionate," she said.
Chavez served 78 days in jail for the 2010 DWI. If convicted in this case, she could face up to one year in jail.
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