ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man with a 3-month-old baby aboard his pickup truck fled a crash on Interstate 40 before clipping other vehicles on an Albuquerque street and hitting an SUV head-on, police reported.
Tiam K. Morgan, 20, then tried to run carrying his baby girl but was arrested, according to New Mexico State Police. The child was later reunited with her mother.
State Police reported a Motor Transportation Division office in an unmarked car witnessed the I-40 crash about 3:50 p.m. and began following Morgan while notifying a dispatcher of his route. The officer was not in an active pursuit of Morgan, police said.
Morgan hit two more vehicles before running head-on into the SUV at Louisiana Boulevard and Constitution NE. He was quickly taken into custody after he left the truck.
It appeared the girl was properly fastened in a child seat, police reported.
Police said Morgan appeared to be intoxicated and will be charged with aggravated DWI, felony child abuse, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, leaving the scene of accidents involving damage and injury, obstructing an officer and resisting and evading