24-Year-Old Man into Custody after Damaging Building from Crash

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (August 7, 2023) – Friday afternoon, a car vs. building collision left Victor Barreto and one other injured.

The incident happened on July 28th, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

According to reports, Barreto and his girlfriend were in an argument about their relationship when he pulled into the parking lot. As the argument escalated, Barreto increased his speed and drove into the National Hispanic Cultural Center causing damage to the building. As a result of the crash, both Barreto and his girlfriend sustained injuries.

Following the crash, emergency responders arrived at the scene and transported both Barreto and the woman.

They have discharged moments after. No occupants of the building suffered injury from the incident.

Also, the incident sparked a small fire but crews were immediately to extinguish the fire.

Police later arrested 24-year-old Victor Barreto on charges including aggravated battery against a household member, criminal damage to property, and reckless driving.

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