Los Alamos Police Dispatch Operator Randon Romero was arrested May 2 by Santa Fe police and charged with aggravated driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, .16 or above, first offense.
Romero was arraigned May 7 in Santa Fe Magistrate Court at which Judge George Anaya, Jr. set bond at $5,000.
“I am aware of this situation,” LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone told the Los Alamos Daily Post, adding that Romero remains on the job pending the outcome of an investigation.
A pre-trial hearing is set for June 17 at the Santa Fe Magistrate Court.
New Mexico court records show Romero was arrested April 8, 2011 and charged with improper use of evidence of (vehicle) registration to which he entered a guilty/no contest plea and agreed to pay a fine and court fees.