El Paso judge charged with DWI in Santa Fe

A judge has landed himself on the other side of the law after getting arrested in Santa Fe for drinking and driving.

El Paso Magistrate Judge, Ray Gutierrez, was arrested last Saturday. According to the criminal complaint, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Santa Fe Opera in reference to a car crash. When they got there, Gutierrez said he was trying to back out of the parking lot, but accidentally hit another vehicle. The complaint says Gutierrez admitted to having five wine samples and bringing a gun into the event. Because the Win and Chile Fiesta is a licensed liquor event, Gutierrez was also charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm in a licensed liquor establishment, being a fourth-degree felony. Since then, Gutierrez has been released and on administrative leave.