Farmington resident to be sentenced in Santa Fe

Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man will be sentenced in Santa Fe Magistrate Court after pleading guilty to a lesser offense stemming from a 2015 drunken driving charge.

Crime

Daniel Goldberg Jr. pleaded guilty on Nov. 21 to reckless driving in Santa Fe District Court.

Goldberg was charged in October 2015 in Santa Fe Magistrate Court with aggravated drunken driving, battery against a household member, possession of marijuana, open container in a motor vehicle and negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Chimaobi Nwankwo, assistant district attorney with the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office, said Goldberg was found guilty of aggravated drunken driving in magistrate court in May and filed an appeal for that conviction in Santa Fe District Court.

After Goldberg filed his appeal, the D.A.’s Office refiled the charge for battery against a household member, Nwankwo said.

The battery charge was later dismissed because the victim refused to cooperate with the case, and the drunken driving charge was eventually reduced to reckless driving, he said.

Under a plea agreement, Goldberg will receive unsupervised probation for a year, Nwankwo said.

As for the other charges, Goldberg was found not guilty of negligent use of a deadly weapon and for possession of marijuana, but he pleaded guilty to the open container charge, Nwankwo said.

A date for sentencing has not been set.