VIDEO: Woman arrested for DWI after crashing car into child’s bedroom


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An New Mexico woman plowed her car into a neighbor’s house, destroying a child’s bedroom, when she left her own kids at home to go get high.

Melanie Montoya, 34, told Albuquerque police she was speeding just a few blocks from her place when she lost control of her vehicle last December.

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“So, like, (laughs), I was just leaving my house to go smoke cause everybody was like calm at my house, you know?” Montoya said.

She slammed into a two-story 100-year-old home, waking most of the neighborhood and causing a lot of damage.

“Another day my son’s going to be in there, you know, thank God he wasn’t but I mean, I’ve already lost a child,” the victim told APD. “I sat down, put my pajamas on, sat down on my couch and my whole house exploded.”

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Montoya admitted she had been drinking that day and giggled her way through a series of field sobriety tests. The officer then arrested Montoya for aggravated DWI and careless driving.

“I mean, I’m more upset like about like, their stuff. I left more upset like, that my house was too stressful and I’m like, now I just caused a whole bunch of stress,” Montoya told police.

She was charged with aggravated DWI because she refused to take a breathalyzer test. She already has a DWI in her past, along with a slew of traffic tickets. She is set to go to trial next month.


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