Ex-Albuquerque policeman accused of leaving scene of a crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer has been accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Police say 53-year-old Rodney Locke was taken into custody after Thursday night’s crash that killed a pedestrian in a wheelchair.

Rodney Locke

They say 60-year-old Kay Moss-Freese died in a hospital Friday morning.

Officers ran the pickup truck’s license plate number reported by witnesses and found Locke parked outside his home and still in the driver’s seat.

They say Locke smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

Locke refused to take a breathalyzer test so officers got a warrant to draw his blood.

Police say additional charges may be filed against Locke upon the outcome of the blood test.

Locke reportedly was with the Albuquerque Police Department for 30 years before quitting in February.

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