SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez was sentenced to serve five days in jail on drunken and reckless driving convictions.
He was involved in a June wreck in which he rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light.
State District Court Judge Francis Mathew told Martinez that by driving while intoxicated the senator had violated the trust of political constituents whom he was supposed to protect.
Martinez also was ordered to serve 85 days under supervised probation.
Prosecutors had recommended 180 days in jail for the former magistrate judge and Democratic senator.