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Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:59 PM

Attorney general charges district attorney from southern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state Attorney General’s Office has filed reckless driving, ethics and misuse of office charges against 6th Judicial District Attorney Francesca Martinez-Estevez.

She was the subject of an investigation after a traffic stop in June 2016 in which she was suspected of being drunk while driving but was not given a sobriety test and instead released from the scene without charges.

The incident sparked outcry from police agencies and from politicians in the state who asked Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office to investigate.

His office in January raided Martinez-Estevez’s office in Grant County looking for records about why she was in her official state vehicle on a Saturday in a “muumuu,” a loose-fitting casual dress. Using a state vehicle for personal use is prohibited.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1015115/nmag-charges-da-martinezesteve-z.html

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