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Marc H. Saavedra

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Local Address:  New Mexico , United States
University of New Mexico
1 University Of New Mexico
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87131
United States

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A branch of the University of ..., 22 July 2015 [cached]
A branch of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has signed a consulting contract with Marc Saavedra, a former UNM lobbyist who resigned from his high-profile position last year after being arrested and charged with drunken driving for the third time.
SAAVEDRA: Got "last chance" after second arrest
SAAVEDRA: Got "last chance" after second arrest
Frank praised Saavedra's abilities as a lobbyist but acknowledged the decision will likely be closely scrutinized.
"Marc has served the university for a number of years, but he obviously ran into difficulties," Frank said in an interview.
Saavedra, the son of longtime former state Rep.
University of New Mexico ..., 28 July 2014 [cached]
University of New Mexico lobbyist Marc Saavedra's latest DWI arrest - his third - may not be the only legal problem he will have to face, although he said Monday that he takes the arrest "very seriously" and hopes it provides an opportunity for him to achieve good things with his life.
A criminal summons for falsely obtaining service or accommodations, issued in his name in January after he reportedly failed to pay for a taxi ride and fled the scene, was dismissed in June but could be reopened.
According to a criminal summons, just after 10 p.m. on Jan. 8, Albuquerque taxi driver Fessehaye Asmeron told police he picked up a man and a woman and took them to the Park Avenue SW address where Saavedra lives. The couple were identified as Saavedra and Marsella Duarte. Upon their arrival, the couple said they did not have the fare, about $28.
According to a police report, "Upon learning that Marc did not have money, the cab driver overheard Marsella stating, 'how are you going to pay me?' to Marc."
Saavedra, apparently, was present.
Last week, Saavedra, UNM's director of government and community relations, was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, his third such arrest. The university immediately placed him on administrative leave pending further investigation.
On Monday, Saavedra acknowledged being charged with DWI for the third time and said he will be consulting with an attorney. As far as his job is concerned, he said his intent "is to do what I can to improve and advance the university. That's my goal."
The Journal caught up with Saavedra just as he was preparing to meet with an attorney.
"This could be a good thing in general," he said when asked if he feels he has a drinking problem. "In the long run, it could be better, an opportunity to do good things with my life. I know it'll be a tough road ahead, but I will do whatever I can to become a better person." Saavedra, 42, said he has been drinking most of his adult life. "It's just something I picked up, a part of life," he said.
Marc H. Saavedra, the ..., 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
Marc H. Saavedra, the University of New Mexico's chief lobbyist, has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. Wednesday's arrest......
UNM chief lobbyist and governmental ... [cached]
UNM chief lobbyist and governmental affairs director Marc Saavedra is on paid administrative leave as the school, his attorneys and the court system sort out his criminal charges, including his third drunken-driving arrest. Police records show he was pulled over around 10:15 p.m. on July 23 after running a red light on 14th and Central and then failed both the field sobriety and blood alcohol tests.
This comes less than a month after the 42-year-old Saavedra's last court appearance on what appear to be alcohol-related charges. On June 17 his charge for allegedly stiffing a cab driver on a $28 fare was dismissed - but could be refiled - after an officer or prosecutor somehow managed to not show up. Saavedra, who makes $155,980 a year, and a woman companion in the cab were described as "being very intoxicated" and according to a criminal complaint ran away after the driver took them to an ATM to get the fare.
And it comes eight years after Saavedra, who got his first DWI in college, pleaded guilty to DWI and signed a "Last Chance Agreement" with UNM in which he pledged not to drink alcohol while employed by the university.
While Saavedra is innocent until proven guilty of criminal charges, his pattern of behavior and failed sobriety tests should answer the question President Bob Frank is facing.
As for Saavedra, he says his intent "is to do what I can to improve and advance the university. That's my goal."
University of New Mexico ..., 28 July 2014 [cached]
University of New Mexico lobbyist Marc Saavedra's latest DWI arrest - his third - may not be the only legal......
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