Bernalillo County DA’s son arrested for 2nd DWI

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The son of the Bernalillo County District Attorney has been arrested again for DWI.

Justin Koch, 25, went through a DWI checkpoint Sunday.

According to court documents officers smelled alcohol on his breath and he performed poorly on field sobriety test.

He refused a breath test and as a result was arrested for aggravated DWI.

Koch is the son of DA Kari Brandenburg.

This is Koch’s second DWI arrest.

He plead guilty to his first case in 2008.

Koch is also facing 6 counts of larceny and one count of forgery for a case filed in September of last year.

He’s pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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