ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s prime DWI cop caught a drunk driver who’s changing into a really acquainted face in New Mexico courtrooms. Final week, New Mexico State Police‘s prime DWI cop, Officer Toby Lafave, noticed a black SUV going 103 mph down I-40 in Albuquerque.
Lafave’s dashcam reveals the SUV involves an abrupt cease after which shakes a couple of occasions.
Officer: “I feel they’re switching drivers.”
Passenger: “The way you doing, sir?”
Officer: “Good, how are you?”
Officer: “Why’d you guys change drivers? I’m not going to ask you guys once more… why’d you guys change drivers?”
Passenger: “She panicked.”
Officer: “What’s that?”
Whitegoat: “I used to be dashing.”
Marlene Whitegoat, 48, admitted to ingesting earlier than getting behind the wheel.
Officer: “How about you inform me how a lot you needed to drink immediately.”
Whitegoat: “Um… not very a lot. Simply barely.”
Earlier than subject sobriety exams even start Whitegoat appears to know the place the state of affairs is heading. Whitegoat asks the officer if she was arrested after which leans over to get handcuffed. This can be as a result of Whitegoat has already been arrested for DWI a minimum of 4 different occasions and she or he performs poorly as soon as once more earlier than being put in handcuffs and blowing greater than twice the authorized restrict.
Friday in courtroom, a choose made an unusual resolution to maintain an accused drunk driver behind bars till trial as a consequence of her lengthy DWI historical past. One among Whitegoat’s prior arrests additionally got here with a baby abuse cost as a result of her children have been within the automotive.
Whitegoat already has 4 convictions. A fifth carries a minimal of a yr behind bars.