Drunk driver sentenced to supervised probation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man who drove drunk with his kids in the car will avoid prison time.

Back in 2016, James Forney was stumbling to his truck outside of the Sadie’s near Fourth and Osuna. His three kids, ranging in age from 2 to 7 years old, were also with him. A deputy stopped Forney before he could leave the parking lot.

Monday, he pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and child abandonment. Forney said he’s learned his lesson.

“But I will say there is a positive to this. I did realize the severity of my drinking problem, which led me to admit myself to the SteelBridge — an absolute blessing,” Forney said.

Judge Charles Brown sentenced him to two years of supervised probation.

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