Mexican Diplomat Stopped, Released for 'Super Speeding,' DUI in Roswell

Roswell Police were required to let Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran, a vice consular to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, after they pulled him over for speeding and DUI.

Mexican vice consular Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was pulled over last Friday by Roswell Police for going 91 miles per hour on Ga. 400, only to find he was also driving under the influence, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

But, according to Roswell Police Spokesman James McGee, Alpharetta resident Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was not detained because of his partial diplomatic immunity status. However, he was cited as a "super speeder" for going 91 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone and also cited for a DUI.

"We did make contact with the Diplomatic Security Service to verify the driver’s status of immunity," said McGee, noting that Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's wife was called to the scene to drive the car once police let him go.

According to the AJC, Saynez-Ruiz-Duran is the son of a Mexican Navy admiral. He told police he had "two to three vodkas" roughly 30 minutes prior at the Tongue and Groove, a nightclub in Buckhead.

Rand Cabus April 25, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Must be nice to have a "free pass"...
Kris Britt May 02, 2012 at 04:37 PM
If he admitted to having "2 to 3 vodkas", my guess is he had 8 to 10. No one should be above the laws that protect others. Hope he doesn't kill someone next time. Not that he has to worry about any consequences.


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