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DWI Driver Caught On Tape Pleads Guilty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A driver whose truck rolled over his legs following a long chase by a State Police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated DWI and other charges, according to court records.


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.

Aguilar faces more than two years in prison on the charges.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

On Nov. 23, State Police officer Grace Romero attempted to stop a truck driven by Aguilar for seven miles on N.M. 16 as it headed from Interstate 25 toward Cochiti Lake, according to State Police. Aguilar had a blood or breath 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.



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