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Socorro police arrest man in alleged drunk driving crash in March

Socorro PD
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:05pm

Socorro police made an arrest in connection with a car crash on Horizon Blvd. in March.

Chris Mena, 20, was arrested Thursday and charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.

The crash happened just before 3:40 a.m. on March 9th on Horizon Blvd. and Middle Drain Rd. Police said Mena was speeding northbound on Horizon when he lost control and hit a curb near some train tracks, causing the car to roll

One of the passengers in Mena's car suffered serious injuries and had to undergo a 10-hour surgery. Mena, along with two other young men and a young woman suffered minor injuries.

Police said they believed Mena was drunk at the time of the crash.

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