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Wild ride: Luis Briones, 25, was found hiding behind a cactus with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out after he crashed his SUV while having sex with a woman in the driver's seat
A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after police say he was having sex with a woman while driving drunk and crashed, ejecting his naked paramour from the vehicle.
The driver, 25-year-old Luis Briones, was found with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out Monday night after he wrecked his Ford Explorer in Albuquerque.
Police say Briones' female passenger, who has not been named, was found without any clothes on lying on the pavement after being thrown from the SUV. She was taken to an area hospital in stable condition to be treated for deep cuts to her face and head.
Authorities allege Briones tried to drive away after the crash and leave his passenger behind, but a witness grabbed his keys from the ignition.
The 25-year-old also allegedly tried to hide from responding officers behind a cactus, The Albuquerque Journal reported.
Briones is now facing nine charges, including aggravated DWI, reckless driving and evading police.
It all started when Briones was spotted allegedly having intercourse while driving east on a busy Albuquerque street with a naked woman planted in his lap.
The 25-year-old driver ran a red light in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Northeast and slammed into a westbound car, according to police.
Since neither Briones nor his passenger had seat belts on, the impact of the collision sent the woman flying out of the SUV.
Eyewitnesses told police Briones appeared to be drunk when he scrambled out of the car, and officers later found an open bottle of vodka inside.
Crash scene: The 25-year-old driver ran a red light in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Northeast and slammed into a westbound car, causing his paramour to be ejected out of the vehicle
According to police, the 25-year-old suspect tried to take off from the scene of the accident, but a man who witnessed the bizarre incident knocked on his window and forced him to come out.
The Good Samaritan told the local channel KOAT that he then went to check on the injured woman, who was lying completely exposed on the ground with her arm over her bruised face.
The woman is expected to recover. She will not be facing any charges.
When police arrived on the scene, Briones attempted to seek shelter behind a succulent plant and became hostile at the approach of officers and paramedics.
After being placed inside a police cruiser, officers say the 25-year-old refused to keep his pants on.
According to online records, Briones was arrested twice in April for violating probation.