Video: DWI arrest of Albuquerque man previously charged with pretending to be a cop

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who made headlines for pretending to be a cop and exposing himself to a group of kids, recently found himself in trouble again, shortly after getting off probation. Now, new video shows the moments leading up to his arrest for drinking and driving.

Last month, Albuquerque Police say Joseph Hannah got into a car crash at Paseo del Norte and Golf Course. Police believed Hannah was driving drunk.

Officer: You drink some alcohol at all?
Hannah: No.
Officer: At all?
Hannah: Nope. I don’t drink.

Officers did not buy Hannah’s answer and decided to go ahead with sobriety tests.

Officer: You’re going to recite the alphabet. You’re going to start with the letter H and you’re going to stop at the letter X. You understand those instructions?
Hannah: Yes.
Hannah: H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, X.

After missing a few letters, the officer then tests Hannah with numbers.

Officer: I’m going to ask you to count backwards. You’ll start at number 69 and you’re going to stop at the number 54. You understand those instructions?
Hannah: 69, 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59.

After performing poorly on the tests, Hannah still maintained his innocence.

Officer: I think you are impaired by alcohol.
Hannah: Nope.

Police believed they had enough proof to arrest him after Hannah blew over the legal limit.

Officer: 0.22. Just as I expected.
Hannah: That’s bulls***.

Hannah was charged with this DWI just a month after finishing probation in a 2012 case where he was convicted of false imprisonment and impersonating an officer.

Hannah’s expected in court next month for the DWI.

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