Ex-Albuquerque officer gets probation for 2 DWIs

October 14, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police [auth] officer who was facing nearly two years in jail for a pair of drunken driving arrests instead will serve probation.

April Sanchez also faced charges of vandalism from the first arrest in July 2011 where she went to her ex-husband’s home and keyed his SUV and threw a brink through the windshield. A year later she was arrested for driving drunk and punching a security guard at a casino.

KRQE-TV reports ( ) both cases were combined Friday in a hearing where a judge gave her 2½ years of probation for DWI and vandalism, ordered her not to drink or gamble and to get anger-management counseling.

Sanchez resigned from the police department after her first arrest.

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