Drunk Driver Rams State Police Car

by Staff Reporter / Mar 07, 2018 / comments

Drunk Driver Rams State Police Car

SANTA FE -- Tuesday around 2:30 p.m., a concerned citizen called the Drunk Buster Hotline (#DWI) to report a suspected drunk driver.


Alex Vigil       

The citizen told New Mexico State Police dispatchers a white pick-up pulling a flatbed trailer was possibly driving drunk on north bound I-25.

A New Mexico State Police officer received the call and began looking for the suspected drunk driver. The officer saw the white pick-up pull into the I-25 La Bajada rest area south of Santa Fe. The officer stopped the suspected drunk driver, but before the officer could get out of her vehicle the driver put his truck in reverse, accelerated, and deliberately rammed the State Police car.

Officers conducted a DWI investigation and arrested the driver, Alex Vigil, 60, of Ranchos De Taos for his sixth DWI. Vigil also was charged with Aggravated Battery upon a Peace Officer and Resisting/Evading a Police Officer. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured during the incident. Vigil was booked into the Santa Fe County Detention Center.

Report any vehicle you suspect is Driving While Under the influence call #DWI (#394) from any cell phone.