ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The owner of an Albuquerque driving school has been charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing his car.
Police say Tom McGinnis was arrested Aug. 6 after he crashed his car in Rio Rancho. He owns McGinnis Driving School, which has offices around Albuquerque.
Police spokesman John Francis says when officers responded, McGinnis had "an odor of intoxication on his breath; bloodshot, red watery eyes; slurred speech."
A police report shows that McGinnis failed field sobriety tests when he couldn't walk in a straight line or recite the alphabet. Two breath analysis tests also showed that his blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit.
McGinnis faces charges of DWI and careless driving. He was bonded out of the Sandoval County Jail a day after his arrest.