Woman charged with DUI in Monday accident

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Crime: 58-year-old posts bond after three-vehicle crash

By Tris DeRoma

Police reported a three-car accident involving two sedans and a pickup truck around 5 p.m. Monday night. The accident happened at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Timber Ridge Road.


The crash occurred when Geraldine Quintana, 58, smashed her westbound Chevy Cobalt into the back of a Toyota sedan driven by Alice Gutierrez. Gutierrez was attempting to make a left turn onto Timber Ridge at the time.

The impact caused Quintana’s Chevy to glance off the back of Gutierrez’ car and head into the opposite eastbound lane, where she hit a Toyota truck driven by Kenneth Wall.

Quintana and a 14-year-old passenger were the only ones that had to be transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center for injuries, which were minor, according to police reports.

Quintana was charged with careless driving, aggravated driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs and abandonment and/or abuse of a child.

Quintana was discharged from LAMC and taken to the Los Alamos Detention Center where she posted a $9,000 bond this morning, according to Acting Police Chief Randy Foster.