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Family court judge in Albuquerque accused of DWI after crash

January 24, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque say a family court judge has been was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after being involved in a car accident.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Deborah Walker was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center early Thursday and has since been released. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

A criminal complaint says the 65-year-old Walker was in a crash about 8 p.m. Wednesday and a breath test showed she was above the presumed level of intoxication.

The Journal says a police officer stated Walker smelled like alcohol, had slurred speech and performed poorly on three field sobriety tests before being taken into custody.

Walker has been a judge in the 2nd Judicial District since 1993. She has appointed and elected as a family court judge in 1997.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com