- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Roswell police say a suspected drunk driver overcame his car’s ignition interlock device by having his teenage son blow into a Breathalyzer.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1qf1Mfe) officers pulled Mario Cortez over around 1 a.m. Thursday after he was seen driving erratically with his 13-year-old in the passenger seat.

Police say Cortez told them he had his son blow into the device to get the car started.

They say Cortez failed a sobriety test and preliminary tests showed he had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit.

Cortez is facing multiple charges, including child abuse and DWI.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com


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