Prosecutors want dangerous driver locked up

Miranda Pacheco
Miranda Pacheco

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – She is one of Albuquerque’s most dangerous drivers who managed to kill someone, but get out of jail. Now with another recent DWI crash, prosecutors are pushing again to get Miranda Pacheco back behind bars.

Bernalillo County prosecutors have filed a second motion in court to revoke Pacheco’s probation.

Pacheco now has a lengthy history of substance abuse and reckless driving. It started in 2010. That’s when Pacheco drove her car off the road hitting and killing a bicyclist. She was later convicted of careless driving and served 90-days for that crime.

Then last year she was arrested for aggravated DWI and reckless driving. But Pacheco managed to get out on probation this April.

Last month APD arrested Pacheco again.

Officers found her passed out behind the wheel of her mom’s car and crashed into an auto-glass shop on Eubank and Indian School.

According to new paperwork filed by the D.A.’s office, Pacheco’s mom let her take the car for a spin knowing her license was revoked.

At the scene, Pacheco told officers she had used heroin.

More recently, paperwork shows Pacheco’s urine test positive for alcohol as well.

The D.A.’s office is hoping to send Pacheco back to jail for the rest of her sentence. That’s slated to end this October. No next court date has been set for Pacheco

Pacheco will be allowed to argue for continued probation.

In the past, she has said she would be successful on probation because her criminal history doesn’t stack up.

It’s unclear when she’ll be in court for the latest charge. 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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