Man convicted for driving away with officer holding onto truck

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who took an officer for a wild ride is headed to prison. Last year, Albuquerque Police found 18-year-old Michael Nieto sleeping inside a pickup near I-40 and Rio Grande along with a gun inside the cab.

When they ordered Nieto to get out, he took off with the officer still holding onto his arm until he crashed into another car head-on. Monday, a jury found Nieto guilty of fleeing, reckless driving, aggravated assault on an officer and other charges. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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