Tucumcari Municipal Court judge arrested on suspicion of DWI

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TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a Tucumcari Municipal Court judge has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

New Mexico State Police say 71-year-old Joe Dominguez was taken into custody Sunday.

Dominguez will likely start looking for a lawyer Tuesday.

State Police say a patrol officer saw a pickup truck go through a stop sign in Tucumcari and pulled the vehicle over.

The officer says he smelled alcohol when he approached the truck.

He says Dominguez admitted to drinking and failed sobriety tests.

A blood test showed Dominguez’s blood alcohol level was at .09 percent, which is over the legal limit for drivers in New Mexico.

State Police say Dominguez identified himself as a Tucumcari Municipal Court judge.

He’s was released from the Quay County Detention Center Tuesday morning and is facing a DWI charge.

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