Colorado Man Arrested For 11th DWI, Child Abuse
PECOS ― Around 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 14, New Mexico State Police uniformed officers were dispatched to the Pecos area due to numerous 911 calls about an erratic driver, possibly drinking with a child in the vehicle.
The officers witnessed the vehicle in motion and initiated contact with the driver, who was later identified as Terry Huff, 56, of Greeley, Colo.
As the officer approached the vehicle he noticed a small child standing in the seat looking out the vehicle’s window. Upon making contact with the driver the officer immediately noticed he had bloodshot watery eyes, detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from Huff, and he was mumbling incoherently.
The officer observed numerous signs of impairment indicating Huff was unable to safely operate a vehicle. He placed Huff under arrest for DWI. Huff had a breath alcohol content of .24, .23.
During the course of the investigation, a secondary officer assisted in making arrangements for the child’s safe keeping with extended family. The officer subsequently discovered that Huff had 10 prior DWI arrests.
Mr. Huff was charged with DWI (8th or subsequent), Child Abuse, and Reckless Driving. Mr. Huff was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.