Man gets 7th DWI after hitting elk

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Colorado man was busted for his 7th DWI here in New Mexico but how he was caught is unusual.

Police say an officer stumbled across an elk carcass in the road near Taos and then found 66-year-old Alvin Romero a few miles down the road.

They say he smelled like booze and it quickly became clear he was the one who hit the animal.

He’s now charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on a suspended license. 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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