ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused of getting smashed this weekend, then driving with his kids in the car, before killing an innocent woman has been charged with DWI before.
Police said Branden Clark, 28, was very drunk when he rear-ended Debra Valencia’s car on Saturday around 3 p.m. Valencia, 36, was on her way home from work and stopped at a light on Louisiana between Central and Lomas, when Clark pushed her car into oncoming traffic, killing her.
Clark ended up crashing into a brick wall. He blew a .29, almost four times the legal limit. Police said Clark also had four kids, all under the age of 8, in his car at the time of the crash.
According to online court records, Clark was arrested and charged with DWI in February 2008 after crashing into a median on westbound I-40 at Coors. Police said he smelled like alcohol, failed field sobriety tests and blew a .08 ….MORE