SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The editor of The Santa Fe New Mexican has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge.
Ray Rivera was sentenced Tuesday to a 90-day suspended sentence, 364 days of supervised probation and 24 hours of community service. His attorney says the sentence also includes having Rivera install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle and attend DWI school and a victim impact panel.
Rivera was arrested in March after an officer spotted him sitting in his car.
According to a police report, the engine was running and the vehicle had a damaged front tire. The report says Rivera was calling his wife on his cellphone and stated he was “too drunk to drive” after leaving a restaurant.
A former staff reporter for The New York Times, Rivera was named the New Mexican’s editor in 2013.
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