Man pleads guilty for fatal DWI crash, plans to sue Sandia Casino

Man pleads guilty for fatal DWI crash, plans to sue Sandia Casino


CAUSED A DEADLY CRASH
AFTER BEING KICKED OUT
OF SANDIA CASINO FOR
CAUSING ADISTURBANCE
…. HAS PLEADED GUILTY.
BUT AS NEWS 13’S
FERNANDA LOPEZ FOUND OUT
IN COURT THIS MORNING
THE DEFENSE IS ALSO
BLAMING THE CASINO FOR
SENDING HIM ON HIS WAY
TO HIS CAR.
KIM — ANSELMO DIAZ
PLEADED GUILTY THIS
MORNING TO AN AUGUST
20-15 DRUNK DRIVING
CRASH THAT KILLED HIS
FRIEND WHO WAS A
PASSENGER IN HIS CAR..
NOW DIAZ’S DEFENSE SAYS
THEY’RE FILING A LAWSUIT
AGAINST THE CASINO FOR
QUOTE “FORCING HIM TO
DRIVE.”
chavez 11;51 instead of
the security at sandia
safely escourting him
calling for a taxi they
made him leave despite
his intoxication level
12;02
DIAZ’S ATTORNEY SAYS HIS
CLIENT ARRIVED AT SANIDA
CASINO A
“LITTLE INTOXICATED” AND
HAD SOME MORE DRINKS
THERE. HE
SAYS AFTER CAUSING A
DISTURBANCE… SECURITY
ESCORTED HIM AND HIS
FRIENDS OUT AND TOLD
THEM TO LEAVE. HIS
ATTORNEY SAYS DIAZ WOULD
NOT HAVE LEFT ON HIS OWN
AND WAS TOO DRUNK TO BE
ABLE TO MAKE THE
DECISION TO DRIVE. THE
DEFENSE SAYS IT’S
WORKING TO FILE SUIT
AGAINST THE CASINO FOR
GROSS NEGLIGENCE SAYING
SANDIA CASINO WENT
AGAINST ITS OWN POLICY.
chaves, 12;17 we’ve
read their policies and
procedures, any time
there’s an intoxicated
patron, their policy is
to make sure they have a
safe ride home not to
force them to get in
their vehicle and leave
the premises that’s what
happened here 12;28
THE STATE CLAIMS
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
CAPTURED DIAZ
DRINKING EVEN MORE WHILE
WALKING TO HIS CAR.
MINUTES LATER DIAZ
CRASHED INTO A POLE ON
TRAMWAY WHILE DOING MORE
THAN 90-MILES AN HOUR —
KILLING HIS PASSENGER
23- YEAR-OLD ANDREW
RAEL.
TODAY DIAZ ALSO PLEADED
GUILTY TO A DWI THE
MONTH BEFORE THE
CRASH…WHICH MEANS THE
JUDGE COULD LABEL DIAZ
AS A SERIOUS VIOLENT
OFFENDER…AND ADD TO
HIS SENTENCE.. BACK TO
YOU.
OKAY FERNANDA. DIAZ
FACES UP TO SIX YEARS
FOR THE VEHICULAR
HOMICIDE CONVICTION …
PLUS 90 DAYS FOR THE
PRIOR DWI.
A MAN WITH A HISTORY OF

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