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Repeat DWI offender gets prison time for felony conviction

March 8, 2018

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk and leading police on a slow-speed pursuit through the streets of Texico in eastern New Mexico.

Amanda Sotelo also will have to serve an additional 2½ years of supervised probation for misdemeanor charges.

Prosecutors say she was sentenced this week for aggravated battery and a felony DWI charge.

A jury convicted Sotelo on all counts in February.

The charges stem from 2015 when she ran over a woman who was looking for her dog. Following a police pursuit later that day, officers determined she was under the influence of alcohol but she refused testing.

Authorities say Sotelo had three previous DWI convictions and is currently awaiting trial for another DWI case.

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