Driver who killed bicyclist drives through building

Miranda Pacheco
Miranda Pacheco killed a bicyclist in 2010 after at DWI crash and could now be facing new charges after she drove through an Albuquerque building.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – She killed a bicyclist then got popped for DWI.

Miranda Pacheco has already proven she’s one of the most dangerous drivers in Albuquerque and now she’s at it again.

Two weeks ago, witnesses saw Pacheco driving at about 10 miles an hour down Eubank before jumping the curb, driving the wrong way and ending up in the ASAP Auto Glass building.

The only thing that did stop her after she passed out at the wheel was a thick glass window.

“It is scary because it could have been during the day and killed someone in our parking lot, one of our customers or employees,” said owner Carla Romero. “Because always have people, it’s a very, very busy street.”

Pacheco could have killed someone and she has before.

“To think that this is the kind of heartache that is just forced upon families in our community because we cannot figure out what to do with Miranda Pacheco,” said Sherry Anderson.

Sherry Anderson was biking with her husband David in 2010 on the bike path off Paseo del Norte near the river, when Pacheco flew off Paseo through a fence killing him.

Police and prosecutors say Pacheco was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.

She faced up to six years for vehicular homicide.

She was only convicted of careless driving and sentenced to the 90-day maximum.

Last year, she was arrested for aggravated DWI and reckless driving, a violation of her probation for stealing a purse out of a car.

At the probation violation hearing, Anderson warned the court.

“I want to go to bed at night and know that she’s not out there in the community defying the court again and she’s going to kill somebody else,” Anderson said last year.

Pacheco was sentenced to 9 months for that probation violation.

While she was behind bars, it was time for her DWI trial.

But the cops who made the arrest didn’t show up and she was given a plea deal.

Her aggravated DWI and reckless driving charges were reduced to a simple DWI, with no extra jail time.

She was released back in April, and two months later, Pacheco drove with a revoked license and got in another crash.

Anderson said she’s reached out to Pacheco in the past, writing her letters and giving her a Bible.

She’s convinced the young woman can change but says Pacheco needs prison time for that to happen.

After the latest crash, police drew Pacheco’s blood to test for drugs and alcohol.

Those results aren’t back yet, so she hasn’t been charged with DWI.

“Maybe I don’t know exactly where the system is broken, but it’s broken,” Anderson said. “It has to be fixed because it’s just wreaking havoc in this community with families.” 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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