APD officer on leave after arrest for DWI

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — An APD officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested overnight by New Mexico State Police for DWI.

Officer Jordan Hernandez was arrested around midnight on Sunday after State Police spotted him driving at a high rate of speed in his patrol vehicle on Bobby Foster Rd., near Mesa del Sol. Hernandez was arrested on a charge of DWI following an investigation.

APD supervisors were notified of the arrest, and Hernandez was placed on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted. Hernandez is assigned to APD’s Foothills Area Command.

“It’s always disappointing to learn that one of our officers is accused of breaking the same laws they are sworn to enforce,” APD Chief Harold Medina said. “We will move forward with an internal investigation, while criminal charges are handled by the judicial system.”