Police Charge State Sen. Richard Martinez With DWI

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Police Charge State Sen. Richard Martinez With DWI

Police in Española arrested State Sen. Richard C. Martinez late Friday night and charged him with reckless driving and aggravated DWI.

According to the police incident report, a driver said the senator rear-ended him at a red light at Paseo de Onate and Fairview Lane. Martinez and the people in the car he rear-ended all sustained minor injuries.

Martinez failed his physical field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, according to the report.

Martinez is a Democrat and retired Magistrate Court judge. Since 2001 he has served Dist. 5, which includes Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties.