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Fri February 28, 2014
Local and State News

Probation for Ex-Head of Alb Metro Crime Stoppers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

Pat Davis was sentenced Thursday to six months of probation and ordered to have an interlock device put on his car.

KOB-TV says Davis also will have to complete DWI school and community service.

Davis was arrested on suspicion of DWI last July and stepped down from his position with Crime Stoppers.

His one-year term would have expired in September.

Davis is executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico, a liberal advocacy group that has been sharply critical of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

Davis previously ran for Bernalillo County sheriff and also worked as the spokesman for the district attorney's office.