Former state senator charged for leaving scene of accident

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A former state senator has been charged for leaving the scene of an accident. 

Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate an SUV that crashed into a ditch in Roswell. 

They found it belonged to former Sen. Tim Jennings and say when they went to his home he smelled of alcohol. Deputies say he admitted crashing and then walking home. 

Jennings says he swerved to keep from hitting a mountain lion. 

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