City of Santa Fe employee arrested for DWI

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe city employee is in jail accused of driving drunk, causing a very dangerous crash and fleeing the scene.

His truck slammed into the back of a semi truck carrying hydrochloric acid on southbound I-25 near Cerrillos road around midnight.

He then took off on foot.

While none of the acid leaked, a special truck from Denver had to be called to retrieve the explosive cargo.

The driver, 38-year-old Albert Roybal, was found a short time later walking.

He’s now charged with DWI, reckless driving, failing to stop and render aid and having an open container.

City officials confirm Roybal is a long time employee with the Public Utilities Department.

An internal investigation will be conducted to determine his future with the city.

A spokesperson says he must have a valid license to perform his job and they haven’t yet decided if he’ll be allowed back at work during the investigation.

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