Police: New Mexico man hit officer with shirt after DWI stop


HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he was arrested for drunken driving and threw his clothes at an officer.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports Alonso Martinez of Eunice was taken into custody following a traffic stop in Hobbs over suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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According to police, an officer found an open container of Michelob Ultra in the car’s center console. When asked how many beers Martinez had, a report said he told the officer he has about “50-70” beers.

Martinez then allegedly told the officer in Spanish that if he had a weapon, he would have killed him already.

Police say Martinez was taken to Hobbs City Jail to detox when, during a clothing exchange, he threw his shirt in the face of the officer. The report says Martinez then kicked one of his shoes at the officer’s leg.

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Martinez was charged with battery upon a peace officer and aggravated DWI.

Court records do not list an attorney for Martinez.

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