ALBUQUERQUE – The son of a powerful New Mexico lawmaker is on thin ice with his own powerful state job after receiving his third DWI charge.
41-year-old Randy Saavedra was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving drunk.
Randy is the son of New Mexico lawmaker Kiki Saavedra, chair of the powerful House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
Despite his arrest over the weekend, Randy is still working in his job as programs director at the 13th Judicial DA’s office.
Randy told News 13 he had no comment.
His boss, District Attorney Lemuel Martinez, says the office is conducting an internal affairs investigation about the incident.
“Based on the advice of the attorney on that investigation we’ll do the appropriate thing within the law, within our policy, et cetera, in moving forward with this case,” he said.
Kiki’s other son, Marc, has also held government jobs and run into similar problems.
In 2006, two months after being hired as the lobbyist for UNM, he got a DUI. But despite that, he got a 50% raise the next year. His salary is now nearly $147,000 per year.
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