Albuquerque Police Officer Arrested and Placed on Leave for DWI

Albuquerque Police Department | Pictured: KRQE 13 News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) says an officer is on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

The department says a New Mexico State Police sergeant arrested APD Officer Jordan Hernandez around midnight on Sunday, June 9. State police saw Hernandez driving his patrol car “at a high rate of speed.” The crash happened on Bobby Foster Road near Mesa del Sol, and state police accuse Hernandez of driving at about 180 miles per hour, according to the complaint.

Hernandez usually works in APD’s Foothills Area Command. Now APD says it is conducting an internal investigation and has placed Officer Hernandez on administrative leave.

“It is always disappointing to learn that one of our officers is accused of violating the very laws he swore to enforce,” APD Chief Harold Medina said in a news release. “We will continue our internal investigation while criminal charges are processed through the justice system.”