COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

A Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department deputy was involved in a traffic accident Tuesday night in Las Cruces.

A sheriff’s department-owned Chevrolet four-door, driven by Deputy Robert Telles, collided with a Mazda pickup truck driven by Victor J. Marquez, of Santa Fe, at the intersection of Amador Avenue and Alameda Boulevard. Both drivers received minor injuries.

Telles was traveling westbound on Amador Avenue to an emergency call when the collision occurred. Telles pursued the call with emergency lights and siren in use.

Las Cruces Police Department responded to the accident and issued citations to Telles and Marquez. Telles was cited for running a red light; Marquez was cited for no proof of insurance.

Telles has been with the county sheriff’s department since Dec. 3, 2001. He will face a traffic accident review board to determine his level of fault in the collision. Based on the level of fault, if any, disciplinary action will be treated as a personnel matter.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.