- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man charged with three counts of vehicular homicide broke down in tears as he told a judge he had been driving drunk.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1VUH980 ) that officials say 50-year-old Caesar Chavez of Moriarty was headed the wrong way Saturday night when he crashed into an SUV, killing 44-year-old Pablo Caldera-Quezada, his daughter 22-year-old Jusalet Caldera and her 18-month-old daughter Citlaly Alverez Caldera.

Caldera-Quezada’s wife, Amparo Pacheco, and three of their children were taken to the hospital.

In his first court appearance Monday, Chavez told the judge he had been driving drunk. Torrance County Sheriff Heath White says Chavez has two prior DWI convictions in New Mexico.

Pacheco’s sister, Maria Pacheco, says her sister is recovering from the crash but devastated by her losses.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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