Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on July 14, 2021, Carlos Lopez, age 37, of Clovis, was found guilty by a jury, of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor-5th offense, a fourth-degree felony and open container, a traffic penalty.
The case stems from an incident on January 29, 2020 where Lopez was driving a vehicle and parked in his girlfriend’s driveway. Officers arrived after a neighbor called with concerns about the situation. Officers with the Clovis Police Department completed a DWI investigation and ultimately took Lopez into custody for being impaired. Mr. Lopez gave a breath sample resulting in of .11 % and .10%.
The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over the trial and sentenced Lopez to two years in the Department of Corrections followed by six months of supervised probation and one year of parole. Lopez will be required to have an ignition interlock installed on any motor vehicle that he operates for the remainder of his life.
The case was prosecuted by Arwen Gaddis, Senior Trial Attorney and Bradley Barton, Assistant District Attorney, and Lopez was represented by criminal defense attorney, Jeremiah Hall, of Clovis.
For more information, please contact the Office of the District Attorney, at 575-769-2246.