Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico


The state Office of Indian Affairs director was driving a state-owned car when he was arrested on drunken driving charges last month, federal officials said. Regis Pecos also at first refused a field sobriety test after he was stopped on Interstate 25 on pueblo land March 4, according to a BIA report. Pecos later attempted the test and failed, said a BIA officer who stopped the car Pecos was driving. Pecos appeared in tribal court, Gov. Tony Totalita said. Lt.Gov. Ramos Pacheco said the case was resolved. Officials refused further comment. A record of a conviction on a charge of driving while intoxicated would keep a state employee from driving a state car under General Services Department rules, said a department spokesman. Pecos was convicted twice of drunken driving, once each in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, in 1994, Gordon Eden, state Motor Vehicle Division department director, said.