David Doyle is one of Susana Martinez’s favorite “henchmen” the other being Doyle’s close friend Nate Gentry. Martinez rewarded Doyle for his role by using her political committee to attack Doyle’s opponent in the upcoming senate race, John Sapien, in a mailer right after the end of the legislative session.
Doyle once took to the House floor to attack ISPAC because we issued a critical report on Martinez’s Education Secretary designate, Hanna Skandera. Nice to know just how much the administration fears us.
However, like the others, Doyle also has issues regarding the mistreatment of women.
According to an Albuquerque Police Department report (06-138592), on December 10, 2006, David Doyle got into a heated argument with his ex-wife over the telephone.
Doyle was standing outside of his SUV, with his current wife, sitting inside the SUV. They were in the parking lot of Hoffmantown Church.
An APD officer was on duty patrolling the parking lot when he “observed Mr. Doyle punch the vehicle on the passenger side than (sic) began to walk in a southern direction in a very angry manner as he had his hands in a fist.”
The APD officer “contacted Mr. Doyle with my weapon drawn and placed Mr. Doyle into protective custody due to his actions and the fact I had observed a female, later identified as Bridget Doyle, within the vehicle he struck.”
The APD officer spoke with Bridget Doyle who told him she was not in fear for her safety because “Mr. Doyle’s anger was not directed towards her because he was in an argument with his ex-wife.”
Doyle to his credit, told the officer, “he was very angry and would have done the same in my position.”
Doyle’s attorney then showed up and Doyle was released without charges.
So what could his ex-wife have said that caused such a violent reaction?
We can only guess. However, according to his divorce file, (Bernalillo County District Court case DM-1999-2840) just two weeks later, Doyle’s ex-wife filed a motion to modify child support (a motion that when we reviewed the file was missing without explanation).
It appears that Doyle lost it over his wife requesting more money to care for his children.
Doyle calmed down and by mid-March, he agreed to pay $1766/mo in child support AND to pay 16% of his gross bonus income (Doyle owns Enterprise Builders).
Apparently, despite agreeing to do so, Doyle did not make his payments to his ex-wife. On January 6, 2012, just eleven days before the start of the legislative session, Doyle’s ex-wife filed a motion to enforce child support payments.
In her motion, Doyle’s ex-wife alleged that “contrary to the Paragraph G of the Order and since entry of the Order, Respondent has not been paying the (sic) his share of his gross bonus income as agreed and ordered. Instead, Respondent has been paying a percentage of what he believes is his “net” bonus income.”
Doyle’s ex-wife also alleged “Respondent earned substantial bonuses from his company since entry of the March 19, 2007 order and has paid Petitioner substantially less than what was ordered.”
She alleged in the motion to enforce child support order, “Respondent owes Petitioner at least $97,000 in child support that should have been paid through the gross bonus income.”
David Doyle hired Nate Gentry’s mom as his attorney to contest the allegations. The child support issue has yet to be resolved according to the court docket.
Governor Martinez launched a highly publicized crack down on “child support delinquents” including issuing warrants for their arrest. Apparently, the governor makes exceptions for those close to her.
This is not the first time that Doyle demonstrated indifference toward the law.
In 2000, Doyle was cited for having no license plate. (Metro Court case TR 38612/00). He didn’t bother to appear in court for his arraignment. Doyle was then charged with two separate misdemeanors, failure to appear on 7/25/00, and contempt of court on 12/6/00.
These charges, including the warrant remained outstanding until 3/15/04, more than three years later. Doyle did plead guilty to the contempt of court charge.
You’d think prosecutor Martinez, would be deeply troubled by a contempt charge and conviction.
Doyle then lied about it to the ABQ Journal (ABQ Journal article titled “Going All Out” dated 10/29/10) claiming he never had this case. But a printout from Metro Court shows the same date of birth for Doyle as shown in the APD police report regarding his explosive response to his ex-wife.
(See the documents here).