Woman Crashes Into Buildings Arrested For Child Abuse, DUI

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A 27-year-old mother of three faces her second set of abandonment or abuse of a child charges after an early Christmas Eve morning crash, where her young children were passengers in the SUV she crashed into a pillar between the Comfort Inn and Denny’s Restaurant.
Britt E. (Marr) Diaz was sentenced to 364 days of unsupervised probation on May 4, 2017 for a July 2016 incident, which landed her behind bars on two charges of abandonment of a child. Through a plea deal with the Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Diaz pled no contest to one count; the second charge was dis-missed and she received a punishment of one year, less one day, of unsupervised probation.
Despite that sentence less than eight months ago, Diaz admitted to witnesses, paramedics and police that she had drank beer, smoked weed and taken sleeping pills before driving her newer model grey SUV.

Light Up The Night

Elephant Butte City leaders welcomed community residents and guests with a burst of color at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Monday evening, December 5. Relocated to space adjacent to the new city annex building at the Water Street and Warm Springs Boulevard intersection, this year’s festivities included a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas carols, tasty treats and refreshments, and a full helping of good cheer for all.