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NM deputy asleep at the wheel crashes cruiser

Deputy Adrian Chavez, 25, had just finished an overnight shift


Las Cruces Sun-News

RADIUM SPRINGS, N.M. — A sheriff's deputy destroyed his vehicle and was injured Thursday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric F. Garcia.

Deputy Adrian Chavez, 25, had just finished an overnight shift and was driving south on State Road 185 at 8 a.m. when he crossed the northbound lane and crashed into a telephone pole outside the Blue Moon Bar, where the highway curves to the right, Garcia said.

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