ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A DWI stop in Albuquerque made for a bizarre scene along I-40. A man with a long criminal history cries, screams and struggles to stand. New Mexico State Police said Benjamin Benavides was driving in and out of traffic, onto the shoulder, slamming his brakes and cutting people off. When police pulled him over, things only escalated.
It all began on I-40 and San Mateo earlier this month when police said 31-year-old Benjamin Benavides was driving recklessly. Police said Benavides also had a glock and pipes in the car. “Reckless driving, emotional craziness…” an officer described. “He had a firearm in the center.”