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Man Arrested for Driving Drunk into Police Chief’s Car


68-year-old Andres Salazar was arrested Friday for driving drunk into another vehicle, and out of all the people in all the world he could’ve rear-ended, his alleged victim was New Mexico State police chief Pete Kassetas, according to KOAT.

Nonetheless, it was the Albuquerque Police Department who booked him. Kessetas, who was off-duty, told officers he saw alcoholic drinks in Salazar’s car. The suspect also featured signs of possible intoxication, he said.

The arresting officers claimed Salazar slurred his speech, had blood-shot watery eyes, and admitted to drinking two hours before the crash.

Jail records obtained by show that he was released from the Metropolitan Detention Center on Saturday.

[Mugshot via Bernalillo County]

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