ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say a driver is under arrest after he rear-ended the state police chief’s car.

Police say Andres Salazar initially blamed the crash on bad brakes but later said that he had two beers and a shot of vodka before hitting Chief Pete Kassetas’ car Friday at a stop light.

Police say the 68-year-old man failed two field sobriety tests. According to the criminal complaint, his breath test was at or over 0.08, the presumed level of intoxication.

Salazar was arrested and charged for careless driving and driving while intoxicated.