Drunk Driver Was Having Sex Before Crash
Man left bloody, naked partner in road, hid in cactus
MAY 29--A drunken driver was having sex when he lost control of his car Monday night and crashed the vehicle, ejecting his naked female companion onto a New Mexico roadway, police report.
According to cops, Luis Briones, 25, ran a red light and slammed his Ford Explorer into another car on an Albuquerque street. The impact of the collision forced Natasha Carroll, 21, from Briones’s SUV.
With a bloodied Carroll lying in the road, Briones got back into his vehicle and attempted to flee the accident scene, witnesses told Albuquerque Police Department officers. After one witness confiscated his keys, Briones “then jumped into a bush, landing and attempting to hide in a cactus.”
When cops subsequently took Briones into custody, he was wearing one shoe and “had a pair of black shorts inside out.” A half-empty bottle of vodka was found inside Briones’s vehicle.
Briones is seen in the above mug shot.
Investigators concluded that Briones and Carroll--who was “completely naked”--were “having sexual intercourse of some sort while driving.” A criminal complaint also notes that cops received a 911 call before the accident reporting that Briones “was observed to be having sexual intercourse with the passenger” while driving at “a high rate of speed.”
Carroll suffered facial lacerations in the crash and was transported to an area hospital, where she was reported to be in stable condition.
The plastered Briones, cops reported, reeked of booze and was extremely belligerent post-arrest. He allegedly spit on officers, threatened them, and “refused to keep his pants on.”
Charged with drunk driving, reckless driving, and evading police, Briones was booked into the Bernalillo County jail, where he is being held in lieu of $22,000 bond. (2 pages)