Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Espanola Board Member Appealing DWI.

Byline: Brendan Smith Journal Staff Writer

Coriz Pushes For Case Dismissal

Espanola school board member Elias Coriz has appealed his drunken-driving case to state district court in Santa Fe, seeking to have the case dismissed with prejudice so it cannot be refiled by Espanola police.

Coriz's attorney, Anthony James Ayala of Albuquerque, filed the appeal Tuesday. The case has been assigned to District Judge Art Encinias but hasn't been scheduled for a hearing.

"There is no evidence in this case," Ayala said Wednesday.

Ayala has said the charges were filed "based on the wants and needs of (Coriz's) political opponents," but he would not elaborate Wednesday. …

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