ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A woman accused of causing a crash on Interstate 40 with her 10-year-old daughter in the car was out of the hospital and in court answering to a drug charge Saturday.
Angelique Peña-Chavez, 35, also gave Metropolitan Court Judge Daniel Ramczyk quite a surprise when he learned how many times judges had issued warrants for her arrest in the past.
"Hold on. I'm sorry. How many bench warrants?" Ramczyk said. "OK, Ms. Peña-Chavez. That is the record for people who have appeared in my court. I've never had anyone with 151 bench warrants. Oh, my God."
According to Albuquerque police Peña-Chavez she was on I-40 just east of the Rio Grande Boulevard exit late last month when her car hit a semi.
Peña-Chavez's car was then hit by another car.
She was one of two people taken to the hospital in critical condition, and police say during emergency surgery crack cocaine was found hidden in one of her body cavities.
Peña-Chavez has already bonded out of jail.
She has a history of drug trafficking and possession and has also been caught driving on a suspended or revoked license nearly 25 times.
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