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Becky Martinez

June 9, 8:07 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie was dispatched to Allsup’s South, 1801 S. Second St., in reference to a police request, when he noticed a brown Chevrolet Tahoe going west on Nizhoni Boulevard. The vehicle matched the description in the request, so Yazzie conducted a traffic stop.

Yazzie made contact with Becky Martinez, 36, of Albuquerque, who had two children in the back of her vehicle with no child seats.

Martinez agreed to take the standard field sobriety test, but had trouble following directions. Yazzie read her the implied consent advisory, but Martinez refused to be tested.

Martinez was charged with aggravated DWI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, having no child restraints, and child abandonment. She was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking, while the children were released to their aunt.


Donovan Lovato

June 8, 12:54 pm

Aggravated DWI (First offense)

Gallup Patrolman Joe Roanhorse received a call from Metro Dispatch about a vehicle driving recklessly with a flat tire. The vehicle was headed south on Clark Street from West Highway 66.

Near the intersection of South Clark Street and Viro Circle, Roanhorse conducted a welfare stop and made contact with Donovan Lovato, 32, of Mentmore. Lovato did not have a valid driver’s license in his possession. Roanhorse noted that Lovato did have slurred speech and a slight smell of marijuana was present in the vehicle. Lovato told Roanhorse that he knew the tire was flat, but did not have the tools to replace it.

Roanhorse then asked Lovato to exit the vehicle, where Lovato agreed to take the standard field sobriety test, even though he said he had not consumed any alcohol. Roanhorse proceeded with the test, suspecting Lovato was the under the influence of a narcotic since he appeared disoriented.

Lovato failed the tests and was placed under arrest for DUI. Roanhorse cuffed Lovato and patted him down, finding a lighter and a pipe with a strong odor of marijuana in his front pocket.

Roanhorse read the New Implied Consent Advisory for Blood to Lovato. Despite agreeing to take the test at first, Lovato then became uncooperative and refused to take the blood test.

After being transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, Lovato was booked for aggravated DUI, driving without a license, and carrying drug paraphernalia.


Alberta Holman

June 7, 6:50 pm

Aggravated DUI

A call went out over police radio after a blue pickup truck was seen driving westbound on Interstate 40 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic lanes.

Gallup Police Sergeant Mark Spencer was the first to spot the vehicle within Gallup city limits.

Shortly after, another call came in from a driver who had seen the Sierra at the 11 mile marker. Spencer caught up to the Sierra, which showed damage from running into the barrier cables near the 15 mile marker.

There, Spencer met up with Gallup Patrolman Dominic Molina and the two made contact with Alberta Holman, 57, of Gallup. Holman was placed in Molina’s unit while officers investigated the Sierra.

The airbags had deployed from the impact with the barrier cables. There were five miniature bottles of intoxicating liquors in the vehicle, and the vehicle smelled of alcohol.

Molina returned to his unit to speak with Holman, and noticed she smelled of alcohol. Holman also had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech. She agreed to take the breath test and was transported to Gallup Police Department, where she posted samples of .23 and .21.

Holman was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center for clearance and then to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, where she was booked for aggravated DWI, resisting or evading a police officer, having an open container in the vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless driving.