Suspected drunk driver in double fatal crash to face judge

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The accused drunk driver who crashed this weekend killing a woman and his 1-yea- old son will be in court Monday.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say 41-year-old Carlos Rosales-Polanco was driving on Coors on Saturday night.

When he lost control, veered into oncoming traffic and struck a utility pole, the truck then rolled into a field.

Adriana Chavez-Miranda, 30, was thrown from the truck and died.

Rosales-Polanco’s two kids, a 10- and 1 ½-year-old, were also in the car. Both were taken to UNM Hospital where the baby boy died.

“What we do know at this point is alcohol does appear to be a factor in this particular crash as well as speed,” said Sgt. Aaron Williamson.

The 10-year-old boy is still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

KRQE News 13 will have more from Rosales-Polanco’s court appearance in later newscasts. 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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