Trial for former Santa Fe attorney facing DWI charges delayed

Carlos Fierro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The once-prominent attorney who went to prison for killing a man in a drunk driving crash was supposed to go on trial Friday for another DWI but there was an unexpected twist in court.

In May, Carlos Fierro was pulled over for swerving in Española. Fierro was charged with aggravated DWI. Fierro served four years in prison for the drunk driving crash that killed pedestrian William Tenorio outside a Santa Fe bar in 2008.

Friday, Fierro was scheduled to go on trial to face a DWI charge for the latest incident but his attorney asked the judge for a continuance. He says new information came up recently and they want more time to address that. The judge agreed to the continuance.

If Fierro is convicted, he faces a minimum of two days in jail because it was an aggravated DWI. He could get up to three months behind bars. 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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