RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – How did a postal carrier recently arrested for drunk driving in a postal truck, still have a job? That’s what KRQE News 13 started asking after looking into his driving history.
Kevin Brown, 28, is the postal worker who police say drove drunk in his postal truck and hit another truck in a family’s front yard. He told officers he was avoiding a rock.
“You smell like vodka and that’s exactly what’s in here,” said one of the Rio Rancho police officers in lapel video.
When officers conducted a field sobriety test, Brown didn’t know his right from left.
“You know what’s kind of scary, you’re driving a vehicle around and you don’t know left from right,” said the officer.
People across the metro had the same concerns. Not only was this Brown’s second DWI according to police, but his driving record shows he’s been cited five times since 2009 for everything from careless driving to speeding. In some cases, he was driving more than 20 miles over the limit.
“One of the main things that the post office and us totally agree on is safety,” said Robert Fogle.