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Man accused of impersonating Albuquerque policeman faces DWI

May 1, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of impersonating an Albuquerque police officer last month also is facing a DWI charge, according to authorities.

Raul Martinez had his initial court appearance Saturday.

Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that two different videos show Martinez announcing himself as a city police officer at a gas station and a neighborhood.

Police said that according to a criminal complaint, three women at the gas station said Martinez appeared to be drunk and was slurring his words.

A judge decided Martinez could be released from jail on his own recognizance on the impersonation case, but he was held for a March 20 DWI charge that violated conditions of his release.

It was unclear Sunday if Martinez has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf about the two cases.