Sheriff recommends discipline for deputies

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The Santa Fe County Sheriff has recommended two of his deputies be punished after they were caught on camera giving preferential treatment to an accused drunk driver.

KRQE News 13 showed you the cell phone video from the incident last month.

It shows a deputy get into a woman’s truck and drive it away for her after she may have been driving drunk.

The woman’s brother is a deputy.

He was not at the scene.

The man taking the video had called deputies saying the woman had driven to his house and harassed him.

The sheriff began investigating after News 13 brought the incident to his attention.

The sheriff recommended the county discipline the two but didn’t say what punishment they face.

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