Before being pulled over and charged with drunk driving, video captured the moment a driver is alleged to have hit a city bus.
Jessica Ocejo, 38, is facing several charges for the alleged incident. Ocejo is accused of side-swiping an ABQ Ride bus, then leaving the scene before eventually being pulled over near San Mateo and Academy.
The incident happened on a Friday night in September. Police were called over to the intersection of Central and Morningside in east Nob Hill.
Surveillance video obtained by KRQE News 13 shows a bus had pulled over to pick up a passenger and was about to pull back into traffic when it was struck by a silver car, which scraped along the driver’s side.
“Yo, this guy just hit us!” exclaimed the bus driver, who was recorded on the bus’ surveillance system.
The silver car can be seen on the bus’ surveillance video taking off eastbound on Central, toward San Mateo.
Police eventually pulled over a silver car on San Mateo near Academy. Jessica Ocejo was behind the wheel.
Police body camera video captured Ocejo admitting to drinking earlier in the evening.
“I had like a half pint of vodka,” Ocejo can be heard saying in a police body camera video recording.
Police eventually arrested Ocejo after conducting several field sobriety tests. Police then gave Ocejo a breath test.
“So both of your results were .19, OK? The legal limit in the state of New Mexico is .08,” said the Albuquerque Police officer on body camera video recording.
As police claimed Ocejo’s blood-alcohol level was beyond twice the legal limit, she was charged with aggravated DWI. Court records indicate it’s Ocejo’s second DWI arrest.
Ocejo was also charged with leaving the scene of a crash and for using her cell phone while driving.