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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Willie Keeto, Jr.

Dec. 12, 2:48 am

2nd DWI, aggravated

Keeto, 62, told Gallup Police Department Officer Charles Steele that he didn’t notice that the officer was trying to pull him over near the start of Munoz overpass all the way to the north side KFC. He was swerving in and out of lanes, nearly losing control by Denny’s restaurant.

He did admit to Steele that he had consumed two pitchers of beer. He blew a .19 and .18 during the breath test.

Everett Tom

Dec. 10, 4:05 pm

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero responded to a wreck near the El Rancho Hotel area. When he approached Tom he noticed the smell of liquor coming from his breath. Tom, 32, failed the field sobriety tests and was booked for an aggravated DWI for refusing to take the breath test.

Alexander R. Pinto

Dec. 9, 10 am

Aggravated DWI

Pinto refused to take the breath test, earning him an aggravated DWI. Witnesses notified dispatch about an erratic driver traveling on south Second Street that nearly collided with some vehicles. As GPD Officer Matthew Graham headed to the scene, he noticed the green Chevy matching the description of the suspect vehicle heading westbound on Hwy 564 at a high rate of speed.

He turned around and pulled Pinto over. From there, things got repetitive. Pinto, 24, proceeded to ask the officer for his name, repeatedly. He also refused to take the breath test.

Craig Elton Anthony

Dec. 8, 12:30 pm

Aggravated DWI

Tis the season for aggravated DWIs. Anthony was smashed when MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally pulled him over on U.S. Route 491, after he received a tip that a liquor establishment refused to sell him booze. Anthony, 39, had denied being at the bar when asked, but then agreed to take the field sobriety tests. He didn’t fare too well.

Benally would find a 7.5 ounce, partially consumed can of Smirnoff black beer (watermelon flavor) in Anthony’s car. When Benally gave him the breath test, he blew a .30 and .32. The legal limit is .08.

Christopher K. Evans

Dec. 3, 9:20 pm

6th DWI, Aggravated

Evans was pulled over by GPD Officer Chavo Chischilly after running over a curb while making a turn. Chischilly, 31, pulled into the Safeway parking lot where Officer Darius Johnson stepped in and immediately noticed the “smell of intoxicating liquor” coming from the vehicle, according to his report. He had bloodshot eyes and was driving on a suspended/revoked license.

From there, things went down hill. He refused the breath tests, reportedly saying, “I understand and I don’t give a f-ck, I don’t care just take me to jail.” As Johnson was attempting to get a warrant for a blood draw, Evans became “disorderly and combative,” the report states. For safety reasons, he withdrew the request.

Russell Francis

Nov. 30, 9 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Francis’ less than stellar driving moves was attracting some attention from area businesses, prompting more than one caller to phone in his erratic driving. GPD Officer Luke Martin noticed Francis’ black Toyota Highlander switch lanes without using a signal. The vehicle was a match from a complaint taken earlier from Blake’s Lotaburger.

After Martin pulled Francis over, Francis proceeded to tell the officer that he was having a“craving,” prompting him to stop at Blake’s for some grub. He slurred his words as well and fumbled his way through the field sobriety tests. He refused to take the breath test.

Alfrain Cross

Nov. 28, 8 am

4th DWI, Aggravated

Cross should not have been driving on his suspended/revoked license when he got pulled over by GPD Officer Carmelita James. According to James’ report, Cross, 31,  hit a vehicle near 702 N. McKinley Dr. and left the scene. He stated that he was nervous as the reason for fleeing the scene, but also admitted to drinking a four-pack of Budweiser.

He struggled to get through field sobriety tests and failed, earning a fourth DWI. He blew a .25 and .23 during the breath tests. The legal limit is .08.