Judge throws out witness comments made about Silver City DA

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*Correction Below

A judge has thrown out comments a witness made about Silver City District Attorney Francesca Estevez.

Estevez is charged with reckless driving and ethics violations, related to the traffic stop last year.

The attorney generals office says the witness video and her behavior from last June shows she drove recklessly in her state-owned Dodge Charger.

Estevez’s attorneys claimed the comments made by the witness were irrelevant and asked that they are thrown out.

According to court documents a judge last week granted a portion of the motion.

Commentary referencing Estevez’s level of intoxication, her mental state and her intent while driving would be deleted from the video.

A jury trial is set for June 12.

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*Correction: In a previous version we stated that a judge threw out comments an officer made, which is incorrect. 

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