Christopher Davis, about 31, of Rio Rancho, was arrested for aggravated DWI that caused bodily injury, negligent use of a deadly weapon, open container and careless driving on at the intersection of King Boulevard and Serene Meadows Drive Nov. 5.
At around 1 a.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection and found a black 2023 Polaris Razor in the eastbound lane of King Boulevard laying on its right side. Officers could see a female sitting in the roadway near the vehicle complaining of an injury to her left leg as Rio Rancho Emergency Medical Personnel spoke to her. The injured woman had cuts and was bleeding from her leg. She was immediately transported to Sandoval Regional Medical Center for treatment of a possible broken leg.
Officers spoke to Davis, who identified himself as the driver, and he stated, “This is my fault.”
Davis had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol about him. Davis admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to operating the vehicle by responding, “I had a few.” Davis, while pointing west, said he was traveling east on King Boulevard when he lost control, striking the median and other fixtures, causing the crash. Officers saw several open and nearly empty 12-ounce beer cans scattered across the roadway.
Davis repeatedly denied any injury as a result of the crash and refused medical treatment or attention from personnel on scene. Officers were forced to terminate the “Walk and Turn” for Davis’ safety as he staggered and stumbled while attempting to complete the test.
He then became argumentative, refused to complete the remaining tests and was then arrested.
While officers searched the vehicle, they found a .38 Amadeo Rossi snub-nose revolver on the dashboard of the vehicle. It was loaded with five live rounds of ammunition.
Davis, if convicted, will face up to three years in prison and fines for each charge. Davis will also have to do 24-48 hours community service, 12 hours of DWI school, alcohol screening (with counseling if alcohol problem identified), MADD victim impact panel, one year probation, a one-year revocation of N.M. his driver’s license, and one-year mandatory ignition interlock device.