We had a similar situation here in Santa Fe, NM, a year ago or so. A prominent younger ATTORNEY and a STATE POLICE OFFICER (and allegedly a third party in the car - but not yet found) struck and killed a pedestrian late at night after they had left a bar heavily inebriated, then fled the scene! Hit and run. The windshield was smashed, and the story was later that they didn't know they'd hit a person, thought it was a rock or something.
Ironically, the victim had been the designated driver for another group of people, was walking to get their car, and was struck in the street on the way! (His blood alcohol was also sky high, it seems, according to autopsy reports, though....)
This court case for vehicular manslaughter or homocide has been going on for some time here, verdict was guilty for the attorney, the state policeman's verdict is pending. There has also been underground talk that the lawyer and the police officer are allegedly gay and had been out on a date drinking...not hate talk, just chatter among the gay population here.
I didn't see any such "blue shield" here as in the Chicago situation, to encircle the State police officer, though. Not unusual anywhere for that to happen, though.
All in all, New Mexico has had a deplorable drunk driving epidemic for years and has done so little to take serious/prison time action to remove these drivers from the roads permanently. Many people here have multiple DWIs, still have their cars and their licenses! I don't get it. Big highway patrol sweeps, etc. --all for show, apparently.