Rock-throwing suspect arrested for DWI, days after agreeing to court program

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman has landed behind bars again, just months after police say she tried to throw a rock at one of their officers. Now, she’s charged with DWI and it comes just days after she made a deal with the District Attorney’s Office in her battery case.

Early Friday morning, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a white Volkswagon Jetta parked partially on the shoulder at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Broadway.

Behind the wheel was Jasmine Romero. A criminal complaint says the deputy smelled alcohol and arrested her after she admitted to drinking, and failed her field sobriety test.

However, back in September, Romero was arrested for battery on a police officer. Albuquerque Police say she threw a rock at an officer who was in the middle of a DWI investigation.

On Monday, court records show Romero made a deal with the District Attorney’s Office. She agreed to take part in the Young Adult Court program for up to two years.

After completing the program, in return, Romero’s battery charges against the officer would be dropped. She was arrested for this DWI just four days later.

It’s unclear if this latest arrest will interfere with the outcome of the Young Adult Court program she agreed to complete.

Romero pleaded not guilty for drinking and driving. Prior to the battery and DWI charges, she had no criminal history in New Mexico.

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