Driver Cited for DUI in Monday’s 3-Car Crash

Police issue charges in this three-vehicle collision Monday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police have issued charges against one of the driver’s in Monday evening’s three-vehicle collision on Trinity Drive near Timber Ridge Road.

Geraldine Quintana of Santa Fe has been charged with one count of aggravated DUI, one count of abandonment or abuse of a child and one count of careless driving.

“Our investigation finds that a 2000 Toyota sedan driven by Alice Gutierrez attempted to make a left turn on Timber Ridge when it was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Cobalt sedan driven by Geraldine Quintana, which caused the Toyota to enter the right lane where it collided with a 2009 Toyota truck driven by Kenneth Will,” Acting Police Chief Randy Foster said.

Both Quintana and her 14-year-old passenger were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center and have since been released, Foster said. 

The three-vehicle crash occurred at about 5:15 p.m. and commuter traffic was diverted to Oppenheimer Drive for a period of time while police investigated the cause of the wreck and removed the vehicles from the roadway.


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