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New Mexico senator serves DWI sentence, released from jail

January 15, 2020 GMT
This undated photo released by the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility shows New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez. Martinez has been released from custody after he served his four-day sentence for aggravated drunken driving. Court records show the Democratic senator was booked into the Santa Fe County jail Friday and was released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Martinez was sentenced earlier this month to five days in jail, but received a one-day credit for time served after his arrest. Martinez also received 85 days of supervised probation, is required to attend DWI school and must have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. (Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility via AP)
This undated photo released by the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility shows New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez. Martinez has been released from custody after he served his four-day sentence for aggravated drunken driving. Court records show the Democratic senator was booked into the Santa Fe County jail Friday and was released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Martinez was sentenced earlier this month to five days in jail, but received a one-day credit for time served after his arrest. Martinez also received 85 days of supervised probation, is required to attend DWI school and must have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. (Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility via AP)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A county jail has released New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez after he served his four-day sentence for aggravated drunken driving.

The Democratic senator was booked into the Santa Fe County jail Friday and was released Tuesday, court records said.

Martinez was sentenced earlier this month to five days in jail, but received one-day credit for time served after his arrest.

Martinez also received 85 days of supervised probation, is required to attend DWI school and must have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle.

Martinez was found guilty of aggravated drunken driving and reckless driving in connection with a June car crash, authorities said. Police said Martinez’s car hit another vehicle that was stopped at a red light, injuring Martinez and two people in the stationary vehicle.

Martinez has stepped down from Senate leadership roles after his conviction, but has refused to step down from his seat.