SANTA FE (KRQE) - He's already killed once, and police say he could have killed again.
Just three years after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Santa Fe, Joseph Anaya is in trouble again.
Anaya spent Monday morning denying he'd been drinking.
The 33-year-old was pulled over in Santa Fe after witnesses called 911 on him while he was driving on I-25 in the wrong direction, said Capt. Adan Mendoza of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers caught up with him on Cerrillos Road near Jaguar and police say Anaya was not happy to see them.
"It was determined that he had several, three prior arrests for DWI. Therefore, he was arrested and charged for a felony DWI,” Mendoza said.
According to online court records, Anaya's rap sheet dates back to 1998 and it doesn’t only include DWI arrests.
In 2007, Anaya was charged with murdering a man at a party on Hopewell Street. Two years later, he plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter. He was just released from prison last summer.
Deputies say it’s pretty amazing Anaya didn't kill someone else Monday morning and end up back in prison.
"That's a very scary situation. There's been several tragedies around Santa Fe and in Santa Fe County involving wrong-way drivers,” Mendoza said.
Even though Anaya refused a breath test, deputies say it was clear he was intoxicated so they got a warrant to blood draw. They are awaiting the results of that test.
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