A lawsuit filed this month accuses a CDL examiner of sexually assaulting four women while administering road tests.
The civil suit was filed on December 4, 2023, in the Second District Court in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
According to the complaint Adrian L. Gutierrez has been employed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation for twenty four years as a CDL examiner and was contracted by the New Mexico State University (NMSU) to conduct CDL examinations.
Four women named in the lawsuit as Jane Doe 1 — 4 all claim that they were taking the road test portion of the CDL exam when Gutierrez told them to pull off the road for an emergency stop.
During that stop, the Jane Does said that Gutierrez flirted with them, touched them inappropriately, and even tried to persuade some of the women that engaging in sexual activity would increase their odds of passing their CDL exams.
Also named in the lawsuit are NMSU, Albuquerque Truck Driving School, Native Nations CDL Training, and RV’s Transportation.
No criminal charges have been brought against Gutierrez but he is reportedly under investigation by prosecutors. He has been placed on administrative leave, according to 4 News.
“We are convinced there are more victims out there. The pattern of abuse is so distinct and methodical and repetitive – it would shock us if these four women were Mr. Gutierrez’s only victims,” said attorney Levi A. Monagle.