Albuquerque woman gets 1 year behind bars for deadly hit-and-run

Jessica Lucero
Jessica Lucero

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque woman convicted of hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk was sentenced Thursday to just one year behind bars.

Police say two-and-a-half years ago, Jessica Lucero hit a man crossing Coors, then took off.

The then 23-year-old stopped a short while later. That’s when a Good Samaritan noticed Lucero’s damaged car.

Lucero took off again, but the witness gave police her licence plate number and police tracked her down.

Back in August, a jury found Lucero guilty of homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene and DWI.

Lucero’s sentence also includes five years of supervised probation. 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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