Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies arrest wrong-way driver

Diana Nunez-Montes
Diana Nunez-Montes

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a wrong-way driver on I-25 Sunday who they suspect was drunk.

Diana Nunez-Montes, 23, was stopped at about 3 a.m. near Cerrillos Road.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, deputies had received several calls about the wrong-way driver headed north in the southbound lanes of I-25. They say Nunez-Montes smelled of alcohol.

About two weeks ago, a suspected drunk driver killed someone while driving the wrong way in that same area.

Clara Avina, 44, hit 23-year-old Anton Gress head on, causing both their cars to erupt in flames. Avina’s family told police she had been drinking that night.

As for Nunez-Montes, she’s already out of jail after posting a $1,500 bond. 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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