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Larry Lee Jr.

Oct. 10, 3:50 am

Aggravated DWI (Third offense)

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Shirley said he was dispatched to the 28 mile marker of State Highway 602 in reference to a vehicle that went off the roadway into a ditch.

When he got there, he found another officer who had arrived earlier and found Larry Lee Jr., 34, of Gallup, passed out behind the wheel of his car, which was in drive and still running. The officer put the car into park and woke Lee.

Lee showed signs of being intoxicated and agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests to show he was capable of driving. He failed the tests and was arrested for DWI.

He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .16 and .16. Shirley said he later found out from Metro Dispatch that Lee had two prior DWI convictions and that his driver’s license had been suspended.


Ty Ryan Yazzie

Sept. 11,  7:19 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Officer Joe Roanhorse said he was traveling near Love’s Truck Stop when he was waved over by a person in the parking lot.

When he stopped, he saw several bikers, as well as three individuals standing by a vehicle. One of the bikers, Derrick Fortune, said the vehicle had backed into his motorcycle.

Other bikers pointed to Ty Ryan Yazzie, 23, of Gallup, saying he was the driver of the vehicle. Yazzie was one of the three people standing next to the vehicle.

When Roanhorse talked to Yazzie, he tried to convince Roanhorse that another member of his party was the driver. When confronted, however, Yazzie admitted that he had drunk about a pint of vodka two hours earlier.

He agreed to take a field sobriety test, which he failed and was arrested for DWI. He later took a breath alcohol test, posting two samples of 0.26 and 0.26.

He was also cited for having an open liquor container in his car and for not having a valid driver’s license, or registration for the vehicle. The vehicle was registered to Lucinda Lewis. It displayed a tag that expired in February and there was no proof of insurance.