Man Arrested for DWI for the 28th Time in Albuquerque, New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE —  Joseph Brill, 53, entered a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ Tuesday to charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle while parking in an Albuquerque neighborhood on March 14. Deputies said they saw him park and fall out of his pickup truck.

Brill, who had 27 prior DWI offenses with 14 convictions, could not complete a sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer test.

State District Judge Ernesto Romero set bond at $100,000, saying that probablities are that, ‘if you get behind the wheel, you’re going to hurt or kill somebody.” Brill’s attorney argued that his client had never been in an accident.