Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

By | June 16, 2016

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit.

An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court papers she was wrongful terminated since the 2014 drunken driving arrest happened outside of work and didn’t affect her duties.

The lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque seeks an unspecified amount in damages from Cibola County.

Court records show Vaughn later was convicted for aggravated drunken driving stemming from her 2014 arrest. Records also say she pleaded no contest for driving under the influence in 2011 in Deming, New Mexico.

duiA 2006 drunken driving charge against Vaughn was dismissed.

Cibola County manager Tony Boyd declined to comment.

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  • June 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    Agent says:
    Jack, I know of a case many years ago of an elected Sheriff that was a drunk. He had several DUI's and accidents. He was excluded from the county Auto and had to drive his ow... read more
  • June 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Agent says:
    Hey, just give me the county car. I promise not to run over anyone while DUI. So what if I have three on my record and don't have sense enough to not get behind the wheel wh... read more
  • June 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
    Isn't that the reasoning used by people suck as Ray Rice or recently Johnny Manziel? Beating my wife/girlfriend happened outside of my job, so it shouldn't matter!

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