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New Mexico DUI suspect asks cops if she will smoke cigarette after crash kills mom of 4

A New Mexico driver had a query for responding law enforcement officials after she was simply concerned in an alleged DUI crash that left one other driver lifeless and left her personal passenger screaming in ache, in keeping with a report.

“Can I simply smoke a cigarette?” suspect Jennifer Munoz, 26, requested responding officers, in keeping with a video of the Could incident that was obtained by KRQE-TV of Albuquerque.

“I might not do this proper now,” a police officer responded.

“Please?” Munoz stated.

“Allow them to attempt to assist your buddy,” the officer advised Munoz, as her personal passenger was heard screaming in ache after the crash.


After Munoz herself was taken to a hospital, a blood check 5 hours later confirmed she nonetheless had twice the state’s authorized restrict of alcohol in her system, the station reported.

Munoz had been touring 89 miles per hour on a 35 mph street when her automobile collided with that of Janelle Katesigwa, 41, a working mom of 4 who was on her approach to her job at a McDonald’s restaurant, authorities advised KRQE.

Munoz had pushed via a purple mild, authorities stated.

“I could not imagine that my spouse was gone,” Katesigwa’s husband, Silver Katesigwa, advised the station in Could.

A witness later advised police Munoz had initially left her automobile on foot after the crash however then returned. She later advised police she lived only a brief distance away.

Jennifer Munoz was being held in connection with an alleged DUI crash that left a woman dead, authorities say. (Metropolitan Detention Center, Albuquerque)

Jennifer Munoz was being held in reference to an alleged DUI crash that left a girl lifeless, authorities say. (Metropolitan Detention Middle, Albuquerque)

Quickly Munoz’s mom and sister arrived on the scene, KRQE reported. The sister requested police a number of occasions if she might retrieve a toddler’s automobile seat from Munoz’s automobile, however an officer advised her the automobile nonetheless wanted to be checked beneath a search warrant that hadn’t but been obtained, in keeping with the station.

Later, police stated Munoz’s automobile had inside a bottle and a flask of tequila, some beer and a jar containing THC capsules, the station reported.


Munoz was arrested and charged with vehicular murder and was being held with out bail. 

Information present she acquired three rushing tickets prior to now, and confronted costs of not having a driver’s license. KRQE reported. She additionally confronted costs of shoplifting and never exhibiting up in court docket for previous offenses, the station reported.

She faces as much as 15 years in jail if convicted, KRQE reported.


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