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Police: Woman flees after crashing

Levonn Tafoya, 32 (MDC)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police arrested a woman they say ran a red light, T-boned another car and fled the crash scene — this with a 4-year-old girl in the car.

Albuquerque police arrested a woman they say ran a red light, T-boned another car and fled the crash scene – this with a 4-year-old girl in the car.

Levonn Tafoya, 32, is charged with child abuse without great bodily harm. The criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court doesn’t say how or if Tafoya is related to the child.

Police say officers were dispatched to the crash near San Antonio and Ellison NE around 5 p.m. Tuesday, after Tafoya had fled. Officers found Tafoya in a damaged Lexus, with a child in the backseat, parked at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant. The child wasn’t injured.

Officers knocked on the door and window several times before the “highly intoxicated” Tafoya woke up, according to the complaint.

Tafoya told police she had “two drinks” Tuesday morning, but didn’t know where she was or that she was involved in a crash.

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“She believed she was in Santa Fe,” an officer wrote.

Police say Tafoya, who couldn’t provide registration or insurance, performed “very poorly” on a sobriety test.

“She blew over three times the legal limit,” an officer wrote.


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