Mother with 2 children arrested for DWI

February 1, 2014 • State News

MESQUITE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Dona Ana County woman was driving under the influence of alcohol with her two children in the backseat.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 23-year-old Blanca Borrego, of [auth] Mesquite, just before 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Anthony Drive and Landers Road for a traffic violation.

Deputies found Borrego’s 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter improperly restrained in the car.

They also detected a strong odor of alcohol from the car.

They say Borrego consented to give a breath test at their headquarters and failed.

She has been booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

Deputies charged her with DWI, two counts of child abuse and neglect, failure to stop at a red light, making an improper turn and having an open container.

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