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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Myron McCabe

Jan. 16, 2:36 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Officer Timo Molina said he stopped his unit when he was approached by a woman who said her two-year-old child was in a vehicle leaving the parking lot and the driver was intoxicated.

Molina said he made a traffic stop on the vehicle and found Myron McCabe 33, from Round Rock, Ariz., inside as the driver. The child was in a child-restraint seat.

Molina said he could also smell the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. McCabe admitted to drinking prior to driving.

He also agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed and was arrested for DWI. He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .21 and .22.


Darrell Yazzie

Jan. 12, 2:46 am

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

Gallup Police Officer Richard Rangel said he was on patrol when he spotted a car with an expired registration.

He did a traffic stop and talked to the driver - Darrell Yazzie, 20, of Mentmore. Since Rangel smelled alcohol coming from inside the car, Yazzie was asked how much he had to drink. He said he had only one shot.

Rangel said he also noticed Yazzie had blood and scratches on his face. When he asked about that, Yazzie said he had been in a fight a few days before.

Yazzie agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed, leading to his arrest on DWI charges. Later, he agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .23.


Ty Bob Begay

Jan. 10, 10:40 pm

DWI

Gallup Police Officer Clarissa Morgan said she was dispatched to a local fast food restaurant where a driver had fallen asleep in the drive-through lane. When she got there, she found Ty Bob Begay, 29, of Church Rock, asleep behind the wheel. His passenger was also asleep.

When she managed to wake Begay up, he and the passenger had to exit the vehicle through the passenger side because the driver‘s side was blocked. She said Begay showed signs of being intoxicated.

When asked where he was coming from, he said Smokey’s. He admitted to having two drinks there, one with dinner and one afterward. He said his passenger had nothing to eat, which is why they went to the fast food restaurant.

He agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed. He also agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .11 and .10.


Donovan Berry

Jan. 5, 8:20 pm

DWI

Gallup Police Officer Clarissa Morgan said she was on routine patrol when she saw a car going the wrong way on a one-way street.

She stopped the vehicle and talked to the driver - Donovan Berry, 45, of Keams Canyon - who said he was in the area visiting family. She said she could smell alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and noticed an open can of beer on the center console.

Berry at first denied drinking anything that day, but later admitted to having four beers. He agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests which he failed. He refused to take a breath alcohol test.


Mikalia Smith

Dec. 30, 6:18 pm

DWI (first offense)

Gallup Police Officer Domenic Molina said he was dispatched to the Taco Bell in connection with a woman requesting assistance. When he arrived, he met Mikalia Smith, 23, of Sanders, Ariz.

Smith asked Molina to follow her to her in-law’s house because they had her child. Molina agreed and they went to a residence on Fifth Street where a man and woman came out and began arguing with Smith.

While Smith was arguing, Molina said he could smell alcohol coming from her. He asked if she had been drinking and she said no. She agreed to take a portable breath test and it displayed a reading of .13.

She then agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed. She was charged with DWI. Later, she agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .13 and .14.