New Mexico: Bozo prosecutor fails to make sure sick assistant files appearance in case; 11-time DWI driver walks free

From Santa Fe New Mexican

District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco of Santa Fe said Tuesday that “there is no excuse for it.”
A man whose own attorney once called him the “poster boy” for DWI problems in New Mexico seems to have slipped through the cracks once again.
A state district judge on July 18 was forced to dismiss a felony DWI case filed against John Paul Chavez, 51, who has at least 11 drunken-driving arrests on his record and at least eight convictions.
The reason for the dismissal? The District Attorney’s Office failed for more than five months to have a prosecutor enter an appearance in the case or turn over evidence against Chavez to his latest defense lawyer.

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