HOBBS, NEW MEXICO — 06/29/2014- New Mexico State Police report that on Saturday June 28, 2014, at approximately 6:11 pm; Roswell State Police Dispatch was notified of a New Mexico State Police officer being struck by an intoxicated male driver while on a traffic stop.
The location of the stop was near the intersection of Navajo and US 62 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Officer Carlos Verdugo was air transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, in critical condition. When the collision occurred, Officer Verdugo was in his police vehicle. Officer Verdugo has been on the Department for a year and a half.
The female driver that was stopped was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.
The intoxicated male subject has been identified as Jason Allred, 40, of Hobbs. Mr. Allred is charged with:
1. Great Bodily Harm by Vehicle (under the influence of Alcoholic Liquor or Drugs)
2. 2 DWI (Aggravated-refusal)
3. Reckless Driving
A warrant had to be obtained for a blood draw on Mr. Allred. Mr. Allred was released on his own recognizance due to being flow out from Hobbs to an Albuquerque Hospital because of his injuries.
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, his Staff, and Secretary Greg Fouratt are in Lubbock Texas to assist the officer and his family.
Currently, Officer Verdugo is in critical, but stable condition and coherent.