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Rio Arriba Sheriff's computers seized in DWI case

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ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — State police have seized computers from the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's office in connection with a drunk-driving homicide case that critics charged has been largely mishandled.

Investigators took the computers last week and are searching for evidence in the case of Juan De Dios Cordova.

The 56-year-old Algodones man is accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting and killing 51-year-old motorcyclist Mark Wolfe head-on in Chimayo.

But the case has come under fire after the truck involved in the crash was destroyed and sold as scrap metal. In addition, Cordova's blood wasn't taken until several hours after the accident and showed his blood-alcohol content was almost twice the state's presumed limit of intoxication

A Rio Arriba County Sheriff's lawyer is asking a judge to return the computers.