New Mexico: retrial of former state cop for DWI put on hold by high court

From Sante Fe Crime Blog
The New Mexico Supreme Court last week put on hold the DWI trial of former New Mexico State Police officer Abraham Baca.
Actually, the reason the Tuesday and Wednesday trial in front of State District Judge Stephen Pfeffer is because it will actually be the second time he’ll be asked to go to trial, which is why his defense attorney, Ben Ortega, the former standout high school star cross country and track state champion from Taos HS (sorry, that’s my sportswriting background sneaking in the blog), filed asked the court to toss the proposed retrial because of double-jeopardy issues…..MORE