NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two weeks ago, New Mexico State Police found Edward Fernandez in his Nissan Pathfinder. He was stuck on a culvert near his Mora home. Police were looking for him after his girlfriend called 911 saying they were fighting.
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Fernandez told officers, “I normally – I don’t drink and drive.” His criminal record suggests otherwise.
He tried to do the field sobriety tests but realized it was a lost cause. So did the officer. “I’m about to tell you something important, you’re under arrest for a DWI, okay?” he explains.
Fernandez has been down this road before. Police say he already has three DWI convictions. He knew what was coming next, another night behind bars.
He blew a 0.24, three times the legal limit. A fourth DWI carries a minimum of six months in jail in New Mexico.