The driver who was arrested, Ramon Hernandez, has FIVE DUI's , hasn't had a license for more than a decade, is currently suspended because of unpaid traffic tickets, and is an illegal alien!
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A woman spoke out recently after she lost her unborn child during a car accident, and police said the man who caused it is a repeat drunken driver.
Aileen Smith documented her growing baby bump with pictures, and glowed during each one. But she never thought 27 weeks would be the last time she would snap one.
Baby killed in suspected DWI accident
Grieving mother speaks out
"We buried Demetri two days before my 26th birthday," she said.
State police dash cam video captured the tragic scene on June 10. It was a car crash that officials said could have been prevented.
Court records show the driver who was arrested, Ramon Hernandez, is a repeat DWI offender.
Investigators said Hernandez admitted he had a few beers when he sped onto Interstate 25 in San Miguel County, and crashed into pregnant Aileen Smith, her husband, Zach.
Doctors did an emergency C-section to try to save her child, but he died.
Aileen shared a heartbreaking picture of the first and only time she held him. It shows her in her hospital bed, looking off-camera at her husband, and crying. She is cradling Demetri, who was wrapped in a blanket and had a bonnet on his head. He was already dead in that picture. She never saw him alive.
"Demetri lived for about a minute, I was told," she said. "Died of a massive head injury and blood on the brain."
Another picture shows her husband, Zach, saying a prayer for Demetri before handing his little body over to the Office of the Medical Investigator.
The Smiths live in Colorado Springs, Colo., and were on their way to San Diego, C
"It's just an incredibly lonely feeling," Smith explained. "You know, you can feel so supported by all your friends and family, and yet just feel so alone inside because that thing you were hoping for is gone."
Aileen Smith's due date was Sept. 5.
Hernandez remains in jail on a $25,000 cash only bond. State police said he is also on an immigration status hold. MVD confirmed that he has four prior DWI convictions.
Hernandez hasn't had a license for more than a decade, and it is currently suspended because of unpaid traffic tickets.
He was originally charged with injury to a pregnant woman, but because Demetri lived briefly outside the womb, Hernandez is now charged with Homicide by Vehicle DWI.
Other charges include great bodily harm by vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (4th or subsequent offense), reckless driving, driving while license is suspended or revoked, and driving on roadways laned for traffic.