- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Two Silver City Police Department officers accused for not conducting field sobriety tests on a district attorney suspected of driving while intoxicated won’t be fired.

Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds announced Monday the two officers involved in the June 14 stop of Francesca Estevez only will face internal punishment.

Estevez, the district attorney for Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties, was seen on video swerving across several lanes of traffic and stumbling during the stop.

Reynolds says officers did not test Estevez and she was allowed the leave the scene. Officers say she nearly ran into an officer’s car and another curb as she drove off.

Reynolds said his officers failed to do their jobs correctly, but their punishments will remain secret.

Estevez did not immediately respond to an email.



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