Bill Richardson cited following Santa Fe fender bender

AP News
Posted: Jan 07, 2016 12:45 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is facing a citation after police said he rear-ended another vehicle in downtown Santa Fe and left the scene.

According to a police report released following Wednesday's incident, Richardson's vehicle hit the other vehicle twice.

Richardson contends it was just a tap, but the other driver told police the second impact was strong enough to push the car into the intersection.

No one was hurt, but city spokesman Matt Ross says Richardson was cited for following too closely and failing to report an accident.

The police report classified it as a hit and run.

Richardson spokeswoman Caitlin Kelleher said the former governor spoke to police after the fender bender.

Richardson said he regretted the incident and told police that he would fix any damage.