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@Fire And Police Videos obtained lapel, dash, and in car camera footage of a DWI traffic stop involving a Las Cruces Police Department off duty officer Lourdes Hernandez. A New Mexico State Police officer was patrolling in Las Cruces, NM observed a vehicle speeding. The officer activated the radar and verified the speed of 73MPH in a 55MPH zone.
The officer activated his lights and the car did not pull over to the shoulder. The officer approached the vehicle with a female subject inside. She stated she was an officer with the Las Cruces Police Department and her duty gun was inside the glove compartment of the vehicle. The NMSP officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. She had bloodshot eyes and was chewing gum.
The officer asked Hernandez to exit the vehicle. She explained that there was alot going on in her life and got into a fight with her boyfriend. Hernandez denied a field sobriety test and was arrested. She immediately requested a New Mexico State Police supervisor to come to the scene.
The supervisor came on scene and explained the policies of the New Mexico State Police on impounding her car and property. Hernandez stated she did not want to go through the process.
While on the call the supervisor encountered a male subject who identified himself as a Las Cruces Police Officer and the boyfriend of Hernandez. The Sergeant could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The boyfriend wanted to talk to Hernandez but was denied.
A Las Cruces Police sergeant arrived on scene and retrieved Hernandez’s police issued firearm and property. She was then taken to jail to be booked.
Hernandez was charged with aggravated DWI first offense refused testing, speeding, and negligent use of a deadly weapon (Intoxication)..