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HE WAS A NEW MEXICO

RAPPER WHOSE BRIGHT

FUTURE WAS CUT SHORT

AFTER A SUSPECTED DRUNK

DRIVER CRASHED INTO

HIM... KILLING

HIM.

TONIGHT... NEWLY

RELEASED POLICE VIDEO

SHOWS WHAT THAT DRIVER

TOLD

POLICE... AND WHY, THEY

WEREN )T BUYING IT.

HERE )S NEWS 13 )S JEANNIE

NGUYEN.

14:22:14 Officer: How we

looking? 14:22:14

IT WAS A CHAOTIC

NOVEMBER NIGHT...

14:22:21 Officer:

Unclear on injuries.

14:22:22

WHEN SANTA FE POLICE SAY

DIEGO PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ

CAUSED

THIS MESS.

14:22:27 Officer: That

one I can smell alcohol

on. 14:22:28

POLICE SAY THE 24-YEAR

OLD WAS DRUNK WHEN HE

SPED DOWN WEST

ALAMEDA STREET AND

CRASHED INTO THIS SILVER

CAR.

THE DRIVER OF THAT CAR

-- 28-YEAR OLD ANDREW

MARTINEZ -- AN

ALBUQUERQUE HIP HOP

ARTIST WHO PERFORMED AS

WAKE SELF.

MARTINEZ DID NOT

SURVIVE.

WITNESSES ON SCENE TOLD

POLICE

PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ WAS

DRIVING THIS BLACK TRUCK

AND GOING THE WRONG WAY.

13:48:28

Officer: Passed you on

the opposite side?

Witness: Yes, and he was

probably going 60-80 to

be honest.

13:48:33

PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ

SURVIVED.

14:20:57 groans 14:20:59

OFFICERS CAUGHT UP WITH

HIM AT THE HOSPITAL.

14:07:14

Pichardo: I was going 30

miles per hour

inaudible.

Officer: Okay. How much

alcohol have you had to

drink tonight, my man?

Pichardo: None.

14:07:21

BUT THE OFFICER WASN )T

BUYING IT.

14:09:46

Officer: I can smell

very strong odor of

alcohol coming from you

body, man. Pichardo:

That )s fine.

Officer: So, did you

have a sip of beer or

anything?

Pichardo: No, sir.

Officer: Nothing at all?

So can you explain why

you smell like alcohol?

Pichardo: Probably

because I work in the

industry.

Officer: You work in the

industry? Okay, that

doesn )t explain why it )s

emitting from your body.

You have

no clothes on right now.

14:10:03

PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ )S

RESPONSE?

14:10:10

Pichardo: silence

Officer: All right.

14:10:13

ONCE PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ

WAS RELEASED FROM THE

HOSPITAL --

OFFICERS PAID HIM A

VISIT AT HIS HOUSE...

14:28:30 nats of

knocking 14:28:31

WITH A COPY OF HIS

ARREST WARRANT.

14:35:18 Pichardo: You

are herby commanded to

arrest Diego Pichardo to

bring him forward or

with before this court

ends. 14:35:24

HE )S BEEN SLAPPED WITH A

NUMBER OF CHARGES

INCLUDING HOMICIDE BY

VEHICLE AND D-W-I.

JEANNIE NGUYEN -- KRQE

NEWS 13.

WAKE SELF WAS SCHEDULED

TO RELEASE HIS THIRD

ALBUM CALLED

"READY TO LIVE" AT MEOW

WOLF THE WEEK HE WAS

KILLED.

PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ IS

ALSO FACING ANOTHER

D-W-I FROM JUNE.

THAT CASE IS STILL

PENDING.

THIS IS THE THIRD TIME

HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH

D-W-I.

A CELEBRATED HOLLYWOOD

ICON-- WHO EVEN ONCE

PLAYED AN

ALBUQUERQUE REPORTER--

HAS DIED.

KIRK DOUGLAS DIED TODAY

AT THE AGE OF 103 AT HIS

HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS.

DOUGLAS, BEST KNOWN FOR

HIS ROLE AS SPARTACUS,

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