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Albuquerque police officer arrested for drunk driving

An Albuquerque Police Department officer is on leave after being arrested for drunk driving.Officer Jordan Hernandez was arrested by the New Mexico State Police around midnight on Sunday. This happened after a state trooper saw him driving at a high rate of speed in his patrol car on Bobby Foster Road.Your Neighborhood: Local News from KOAT Action 7 NewsAn investigation led to Hernandez being charged with drunk driving. His police supervisors were notified of the arrest and placed Hernandez on leave while an internal investigation is conducted.The notice of the leave and arrest was released on Monday, June 10.Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina spoke about what will happen next after the arrest.β€œIt is always disappointing to learn that one of our officers is accused of breaking the same laws they are supposed to enforce,” Medina said. “We will be conducting an internal investigation while the justice system processes the criminal complaint.”Stay up to date with the latest news with the KOAT app, which you can download here.

An Albuquerque Police Department officer is on leave after being arrested for drunk driving.

Officer Jordan Hernandez was arrested by New Mexico State Police around midnight Sunday after an officer spotted him driving his patrol car at a high rate of speed on Bobby Foster Road.

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An investigation resulted in Hernandez being charged with drunken driving. His police superiors were informed of the arrest and placed Hernandez on leave while an internal investigation is conducted.

The notice of administrative leave and arrest was published on Monday, June 10.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina spoke about what will happen next after the arrest.

“It is always disappointing when one of our officers is accused of breaking the same laws they are supposed to enforce,” Medina said. “We will launch an internal investigation while the judiciary handles the charges.”

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