Former Albuquerque officer charged with vehicular homicide after fatal hit-and-run

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  A former Albuquerque police officer is now facing vehicular homicide charges after a deadly hit-and-run drunk driving crash. 

Police say Rodney Locke hit Kay Moss Freese, who was in a wheelchair, last year on Louisiana near Lomas.

Locke admitted to drinking, but refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was arrested, but not for vehicular homicide — for a lesser charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

In other similar cases where a suspected drunk driver killed someone and refused a breath test, they were all charged with vehicular homicide right away.

Now, the District Attorney has indicted Locke on three counts, including vehicular homicide and aggravated DWI.

Locke will be arraigned in District Court in the next two weeks. 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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