Saturday, April 04, 2009
Ex-Miss N.M. Faces DWI Rap
Journal Staff Report
Last year's Miss New Mexico USA was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Thursday in El Paso.
Raelene Aguilar, 27, who was also Miss New Mexico Teen USA in 2000, was pulled over by El Paso police after an officer spotted her speeding and weaving, according to a statement provided by department spokesman Javier Sambrano.
"As a result of the traffic stop, the officer noticed Aguilar to possibly be under the influence of alcohol," the statement said. She was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail under a $600 bond. She bonded out later that morning.
Aguilar, of Sunland Park, said on her MySpace page that she is an advocate for children with cancer and for animal rights. Her reign as Miss New Mexico USA ended in December.
The Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants are part of the Miss Universe Organization, which is run by Donald Trump and NBC Universal.