ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ryan Warner returned to his alma mater, Manzano High School, on Wednesday, but it was not much of a homecoming.
Warner, 31, was participating in the Courts to School program sponsored by the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The auditorium of the school’s Performing Arts Center was converted into an actual courtroom for a couple of hours, complete with uniformed police officers, a judge’s bench and tables for the defense and the prosecution.
It was here that this former Manzano Monarch was sentenced for his second conviction of driving while intoxicated. Before an audience of students and teachers, Warner was led away in handcuffs to the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he was booked and will serve a sentence of four days in jail. Other penalties include fines, an ignition interlock, community service, counseling and probation.