A repeat drunk driver has a warrant for his arrest after not appearing in court for an incident in which, police say, he drove and crashed a motorized scooter while drunk.
The lapel video from August 2017 shows Albuquerque police officers rushing to help Gregory Stanley, who was lying on the ground near Lomas and Louisiana.
“Let’s get that cigarette out of your mouth. Ok, buddy? We got paramedics coming,” the officer is heard saying in the lapel video. “Sir, did you get hit by a car or were you just driving by yourself?”
“I got hit right there at the intersection,” Stanley responded.
In the criminal complaint, Stanley told police he was traveling north on Georgia from Lomas when a car ran a stop sign and hit him.
However, police said there was no evidence that Stanley was hit or that another vehicle was involved.
Stanley was later charged with aggravated DWI after a blood test determined his blood alcohol was at .33, more than four times the legal limit.
“I’m not going to lie to you, bro. [I] probably [had] three or four beers,” Stanley told an officer in the hospital.
Linda Atkinson with the DWI Resource Center said it is troubling that Stanley was driving without a license, which was revoked because of his previous DWIs. She added that driving anything that runs with a motor is just as dangerous as driving a car.
“I don’t know why people think it’s better than being in a car. He just shows that it wasn’t very smart,” Atkinson said.
Stanley never showed for his court hearing on March 4, so now there’s a warrant out for his arrest. Stanley’s motorized scooter was also seized.
Court documents show he has been charged with careless driving, driving with a revoked license, and aggravated DWI because his blood alcohol was above a .16.