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Man Hit by his Own Car to be Sentenced

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Roy Travis Aguilar pleaded guilty to DWI in November case

Aguilar faces more than two years in jail after pleading guilty to DWI when he is sentenced later today.


As part of a plea agreement, Roy Travis Aguilar, 22, of Santo Domingo Pueblo also pleaded guilty to fleeing from a police officer and driving on a suspended license, 13th Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez said.

On Nov. 23, State Police Officer Grace Romero attempted for seven miles to stop a truck driven by Aguilar on N.M. 16 as it headed from Interstate 25 toward Cochiti Lake, according to State Police. Aguilar had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 or more within three hours of driving his truck, according to court records.

Romero told the Journal she saw Aguilar swerve all over the road and at times off the road through ditches and desert scrub. At one point, Aguilar almost crashed into two eastbound vehicles as he crisscrossed the two-lane highway at speeds up to 78 mph, according to police.

After the near-collisions, Aguilar veered his truck through a wire fence and into the desert. He led Romero a mile-and-a-half through a cloud of dust and toward some cliffs.

Aguilar then stopped his truck, apparently believing it was in park. He fell as he got out, and the truck rolled back over his legs. Romero jumped inside the truck to stop it.