Man arrested in DUI case after noninjury crash

February 5, 2019

A Santa Fe man was arrested Saturday, accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene of a vehicle crash, according to a criminal complaint filed in Santa Fe County Municipal Court following the incident.

Santiago Sosa, 36, faces eight charges, including driving with an open container, careless driving and driving without a valid license, according to the report.

Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to Jemez Road, where Sosa is accused of leaving the scene of a two-vehicle crash, the report said. The report does not indicate whether anyone was harmed in the accident.

When Sosa’s abandoned car was searched, police found an open bottle of Fireball whiskey and an open bottle of Kahlúa, a coffee-flavored liqueur, in his car, according to the complaint.

When Sosa was located along South Meadows Road, he smelled of alcohol, according to the complaint.

Sosa was arrested and booked at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center. He was released Monday.

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