TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Tucumcari Municipal Court judge has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
New Mexico State Police say 71-year-old Joe Dominguez was taken into custody Sunday.
It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet.
State Police say a patrol officer saw a pickup truck go through a stop sign in Tucumcari and pulled the vehicle over.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a lie
- Inmate's last words: 'Is it supposed to feel like that?'
- In Mississippi, GOP concern rises over U.S. Senate runoff
- CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's assassination
- George Conway, husband of Trump aide, would rather 'move to Australia' than vote for president again
The officer says he smelled alcohol when he approached the truck.
He says Dominguez admitted to drinking and failed sobriety tests.
A blood test showed Dominguez’s blood alcohol level was at .09 percent, which is over the legal limit for drivers in New Mexico.
State Police say Dominguez identified himself as a Tucumcari Municipal Court judge.
He’s been booked into the Quay County Detention Center and is facing a DWI charge.