LAPD Arrests Motorist Suspected Of Crashing Into Three Vehicles And A Pedestrian On Main Hill Road

Marcos Ortiz

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police arrested Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe Thursday following several accidents on the Main Hill Road.

LAPD Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez reported that he observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane on the Main Hill Road/N.M. 502. Los Alamos Police immediately responded, however three vehicles were reported being struck or had crashed as a result of the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in Santa Fe County.

Los Alamos Police also received a report of a pedestrian struck by the same motorist just inside the Los Alamos County line. Eventually, officers made contact with the driver, who was subsequently arrested on suspicion of the following charges:

  • Possession of controlled substance;
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia;
  • Aggravated DWI;
  • Open Container;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Immediate notice of crashes;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Roadways laned for traffic; and
  • Turning signals and movements required.

“Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the traffic crashes that occurred in Santa Fe County,” Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.