Deputy Faces DWI, Battery Charges

In 2024, a third Bernalillo County deputy, identified as Daniel Vazquez-Moreno, was arrested, marking the third such incident involving officers from the agency that year. Vazquez-Moreno, a deputy since July 2019, has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with DWI and battery following an altercation with his girlfriend.

Police were reportedly called to a residence in southeast Rio Rancho after receiving reports of a drunk couple arguing loudly. Vazquez-Moreno reportedly assaulted his girlfriend during the fight and attempted to flee in his vehicle when officers arrived on the scene, and was apprehended later on the edge of Rio Rancho and Albuquerque. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content level of .6, twice the legal limit.

Earlier in the year, another deputy, Adrienne Seay, was arrested at a DWI checkpoint, admitting to consuming wine prior to driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) expressed concern over these incidents, calling the arrested officers role models and urging for their accountability.

A third incident involved BCSO detective Michael Borreco, who was arrested on allegations of threatening to shoot two individuals while intoxicated in a store parking lot. He was reportedly in his unmarked patrol vehicle at the time.

BCSO John Allen expressed his disappointment and frustration over the string of arrests, assuring the community of his commitment to accountability and integrity. He plans to speak more on these incidents at an upcoming news conference.

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