Judge allows jury to hear of Pueblo leader's drinking
A leader of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico suffered another setback in a fatal hit-and-run case.

Lt. Governor Linda Diaz, 52, is accused of striking Phillip Espinosa, 31, along a highway on the reservation. She allegedly left the scene and did not report the incident to tribal police until April 5, a day later.

Judge Leroy Hansen said jurors can hear evidence about Diaz's alcohol consumption. Diaz allegedly drank at three places in the hours leading up to the accident.

Last week, Hansen ruled that jurors can't hear about Espinosa's alcohol consumption.

Get the Story:
Judge allows evidence of pueblo official's drinking before accident (The Santa Fe New Mexican 12/9)
Judge: Doctor Allowed To Testify in Diaz Trial (The Albuquerque Journal 12/9)

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