- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico lawmaker is calling for the resignation of a district attorney who was allowed to leave without taking a field sobriety test despite police believing she was intoxicated.

Grant County District Attorney Francesca Estevez was pulled over on June 11 in Silver City on suspicion of drunken driving after someone reported a vehicle driving erratically. Police officers pulled Estevez over and let her go after a two hour traffic stop. The officers did not conduct a field sobriety test.

Silver City Democratic Senator Howie Morales is now asking for Estevez to step down and for the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the incident.

An attorney for Estevez says her driving was erratic because of a flat tire.

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