ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 30-year-old father has been released after being detained for driving while intoxicated in Albuquerque Thanksgiving night.

KOAT-TV reports that Leo Sandoval was released on his own recognizance by a judge Saturday.

New Mexico State Police say an officer used radar to determine that Sandoval’s vehicle went from 55 to 89 mph while merging from I-40 onto I-25.

According to a criminal complaint, the officer made a traffic stop.

He smelled alcohol in the vehicle and also saw Sandoval’s 6-year-old daughter sitting in the front seat without a proper booster seat.

Sandoval admitted to having one alcoholic beverage before driving.

Authorities say two breath samples tested above the legal limit.

Sandoval was booked into Metropolitan Detention Center.


Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html