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Police say a suspected drunken driver topped 100 mph multiple times on Albuquerque streets before being arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Adam Pacino, 25, is charged with aggravated DWI, reckless driving, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said Pacino was recorded driving up Montgomery NE at 140 mph at one point before he was arrested outside a country bar in the Northeast Heights.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court:
Around 1 a.m., officers conducting a traffic enforcement operation in the area saw Pacino driving over 100 mph near Montgomery and Eubank. Police tried to pull over Pacino, who was in a 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat, but he kept driving.
A police helicopter tracked Pacino as he continued to drive over 100 mph on multiple streets and ran several red lights. Pacino eventually pulled into the Dirty Bourbon parking lot at Montgomery and Eubank.
Pacino got out of the car and was quickly arrested by police, who said he had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Pacino called an officer expletives, a gay slur and talked about calling his lawyer when police tried to read him his Miranda rights.
The officer asked Pacino to submit to a breath test and he replied “suck my (expletive).”
“I considered his words and actions to be a refusal to provide a breath sample,” the officer wrote in the court document.
Police also found a loaded handgun in Pacino’s car.
APD said its traffic division partnered with New Mexico State Police to target street racing, speeding and careless and reckless driving.
Officers handed out 176 traffic citations, eight tickets for modified exhaust, made four DWI arrests and towed nine vehicles during the five-hour operation.