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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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It was ladies week in this latest round up of DWI reports.

Bertha Blackgoat, 55, Mentmore, NM

Blackgoat was arrested for Aggravated DWI and driving on divided streets June 13 after a crash involving her vehicle took place on Rocco Circle. Gallup Police Department Officer Jessie Diaz stated in his report that Blackgoat was arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. She told Diaz that she had one margarita with dinner and was driving to her friend’s house. She blew a .16, twice the legal driving blood alcohol limit, on a breath test and was booked on the charges.

Topaz Hammitt, 26, P.O. Box Gallup

Hammitt was arrested May 22, on her second DWI, this one aggravated for a refusal to take a breathalyzer test. Gallup Police Department officers responded to the area of North Strong and Vista Avenue in reference to residents hearing voices from a nearby hill.

Officer Matthew Ashley states in his report that officers did hear someone saying “Don’t Jump.” While some officers went up the hill to check the area, other officers waited at the bottom of the hill in case a vehicle left.

A gray passenger car did leave the area. Officers were finally able to stop the vehicle in the area of North Cliff and Curtis Avenue. The man threatening to jump, Richard Pete, was a passenger in the vehicle, was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant.

Hammitt was arrested for DWI and booked for Aggravated  DWI and for drivers license required.

Lucille Long-Yazzie, 46, Gallup

Long-Yazzie was arrested on her second DWI, this one aggravated, after she ran into a power pole on Aztec near El Rancho Motel. She was evaluated at Gallup Indian Medical Center, where her blood was drawn to establish blood alcohol level.

Long-Yazzie was later booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center for the DWI charge, driving on streets “laned” for traffic, mandatory financial responsibility and driving on a license which is suspended/revoked.

Rigina T. Johns, 44, P.O. Box Gallup

Johns, already a felony DWI offender, was picked up on her seventh DWI offense  June 8. Johns was called into Metro Dispatch, along with her truck full of occupants, as intoxicated and throwing out empty liquor bottles in the Rio West Mall parking lot.

Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson stopped the vehicle and placed Johns under arrest. A blood draw was completed at the hospital. Johns was booked for the DWI charge as well as driving on a license which is suspended/revoked, open container in a motor vehicle and not having proof of insurance.

The other five occupants were taken to Gallup Detox.

Rosalinda Billie, 34, P.O. Box Gallup

Billie was arrested on her second DWI on June 9 after crashing her vehicle on South Second Street. She was also charged with careless driving. After failing several field sobriety tests, Billie was taken for a breathalyzer test, her results were .29.