SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Deputies say he was seen crashing into a concrete barrier on the highway and then nearly hitting a patrol car, but the repeat drunk driver did not understand why he was being arrested.
Santa Fe County Sheriff deputies found William Corbine parked in front of his home off Highway 84/285 near Pojoaque last week.
“How’d you get here?” a deputy asked him. “By a friend that’s driving me and then he dropped me off,” Corbine said.
He told deputies the friend left and then he went to hang out in his own car, just sitting there.
However, that’s not what a 911 caller reported. A witness reported seeing Corbine’s car on the highway that night as it crashed into a concrete center barrier.
Deputies talked to Corbine’s girlfriend to get the story straight.
That’s when Corbine started his car and backed up.
Deputies went running toward him when the car came to a stop. Deputies said he nearly hit the patrol car while backing out.
“I didn’t do anything. I just backed up my car,” Corbine said.
A struggle ensued as deputies try to handcuff him. “You’re driving drunk,” a deputy told him.
Corbine insisted that he did nothing wrong and refused to sit in the patrol car as he demanded instead to know why he was being arrested.
He shouted as a deputy read the Miranda warning and later taunted deputies in the car.
He tried to catch them in a mistake.
“You never gave me a breath test!” Corbine said.
He said he was going to get the charges dropped, charges for resisting arrest and aggravated DWI to follow his three previous DWI convictions, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Corbine refused a breathalyzer.
Instead, he was later taken to the hospital for a blood draw where, deputies said, he threw himself on the floor and shouted.