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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Davis Jameson

9/25, 12:37 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Davis Jameson made a sudden left turn onto Basilio, from Aztec, right in front of Gallup Police Department Officer Douglas Hoffman. The sudden turn forced Hoffman to slam on his brakes. According to the report, Hoffman stopped the car and conducted a traffic stop. Davis smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes.

Hoffman asked Davis, if he’d had anything to drink and Davis said that he hadn’t. Later, Davis admitted to having three Fire Balls, the report stated.

During the field sobriety tests Davis reportedly swayed from side to side, failed to follow instructions, and fell over. Davis agreed to take a Breathalyzer test, and blew a 0.24 according to the report. Davis was charged with his second aggravated DWI.

Corrina Bennett

9/19, 6:06 am

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Merlin Benally was dispatched to a car crash near the 44-mile marker. The reporting party was Ranger Claudia Estrada who provided a statement.

According to the report, Estrada was headed east when she saw a white vehicle crashed against the middle cable barrier. The driver was identified as Corrina Bennett. In front of the white car, was another vehicle, a CMV. Benally checked on the CMV driver, Douglas Stozeski, and his passenger Tammy Stozeski.

They said they were okay and did not need medial attention according to the report. Bennett told Benally that she was okay, except her cheek hurt, and didn’t know what happened. Benally reported that Bennett had watery eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Wedged in between her seat and the rear passenger seat was an open 30 pack of Budweiser Beer. After a Breathalyzer test, Bennett blew a 0.18, the report stated. Bennett was charged with Aggravated DWI.

Johnny Montano

9/19, 1:01 am

2nd Aggravated DWI

GPD Officer Chaz Troncoso and another GPD Officer responded to a noise complaint at 601 Dani Dr, on Sept. 18. Music from the apartment could be heard from the bottom of the stairs. According to the report, the occupant was identified as Jonny Montano who was asked to turn down the music.

Montano appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol, but he complied. On Sept. 19, another noise complaint was made to the same location and the anonymous caller said a woman was screaming. Troncoso reported that there were three occupants, Ariana Aretino-Reyes, Joshua Loiselle, and Montano. Reyes ran from the apartment down the stairs and said she was not being abused, but did not feel safe in the apartment according to the report.

Montano appeared intoxicated, but compliant. Troncoso drove Reyes home. He then observed a white vehicle swerving on the curb. The driver was identified as Montano. After a field sobriety test, Troncoso placed Montano under arrest. While in the patrol car, Montano kept kicking and screaming, “you f--ked up now.”

At the jail, Montano demanded a blood test and his lawyer. Troncoso told Montano he was getting a Breathalyzer test. Montano was argumentative, but agreed. Montano blew a 0.15 and was charged with his second aggravated DWI.

Latisha Largo

9/19, 2:38 am

Aggravated DWI

GPD Officer Jessie Diaz was told to look out for a maroon Grand Prix vehicle whose female occupant was potentially intoxicated and driving recklessly. According to the report, Diaz saw flashing taillights passing the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center. The vehicle was driving eastbound in the westbound lane.

At the intersection of Ford Street and Montoya, the vehicle stopped in the westbound lane facing eastbound for the red light. The driver was identified as Latisha Largo. Diaz noticed that Latisha had bloodshot watery eyes.

When asked if she had anything to drink, Largo responded a “Blueberry-Strawberry Margarita at Applebees,” the report stated. Largo submitted to tests, but seemed unable to comply. Diaz asked Largo why she had trouble with the test, to which Largo responded, “because I’m pretty drunk,” the report stated. Largo refused a breath test at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. Largo was charged with aggravated DWI.

Matthewton Franklin

9/10, 6:28 am

DWI

GWD Sargeant Benny Gaona was working, End DWI overtime, when he observed a white Chevy pickup heading westbound on 66. According to the report, the vehicle was speeding at 65 mph, in a posted 55 mph zone. Gaona stopped the vehicle west of Industrial Road. The driver was identified as Matthewton Franklin who had a blue hoodie over his head and appeared sleepy.

Gaona smelled alcohol on Franklin and his eyes were bloodshot. When asked to perform a field test he complied, but staggered as he got out of the according to the report. Franklin agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and blew 0.12. Franklin was charged with a DWI and speeding.

Jallen Tsosie

9/08, 10:36 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Jessie Diaz was dispatched to the Giant Shell, on east Highway 66. According to the report, a welfare check was requested on a blue vehicle that was parked by the jewelry store. The intoxicated individual was walking back to the blue Ford Taurus and was getting ready to leave stated the report. The vehicle left westbound from the location passing the tunnel.

Diaz observed a vehicle passing the tunnel stated the report. The driver was identified as Jallen Tsosie. Diaz observed that Tsosie had bloodshot and watery eyes. Tsosie agreed to a field sobriety test, but later said “take me in,” stated the report. Diaz administered the Breathalyzer test, and Tsosie blew a 0.21. Tsosie was charged with his second DWI.

Jordan Gruber

9/5, 7:59 pm

DWI

GPD Officer Chanelle Preston was tasked with assisting another GPD Officer, with a two-vehicle car crash, at Second Street and Highway 66.  According to the report, Preston spoke with the driver, Jordan Gruber, of the four-door passenger car. Gruber said he was okay and denied the need for medical assistance stated the report. Preston noticed that Gruber gave short responses and his eyes appeared glassy. Gruber agreed to a field sobriety test. Preston also administered a Breathalyzer test and Gruber blew 0.10, according to the report. Gruber was placed under arrest for DWI.

Jerome Torrez

9/5, 1:33 am

Aggravated DWI

GPD Officer Timothy Hughte was dispatched to the area of Chamisa Street for a reported vehicle crash. According to the report, Hughte noticed a tan vehicle sitting on the curb. A male was standing next to the car. Several males ran from the area and left the scene. The male identified himself as Jordan Torrez who said his brother Jerome Torrez was the driver. Torrez said that another vehicle ran a stop sign and his brother couldn’t stop the vehicle, the report stated.

After a field sobriety test, Hughte observed that he smelled of alcohol and appeared unbalanced, according to the report. Jerome Torrez refused the Breathalyzer test. After medical attention was administered Jerome Torrez was charged with an aggravated DWI.

Pearl Tsosie

8/28, 1:47 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officers Timothy Hughte and Chanelle Preston responded to a possible vehicle crash with injuries on Interstate 40, at the 21-mile marker. A semi-truck was parked on the shoulder of the roadway, with its hazard lights on.

According to the report, a female was standing at the driver’s side of a white Pontiac Grand Am. She was identified as Tammy Walker and witnessed the accident. Walker saw a vehicle crash into the shoulder barrier, the report stated.

The driver of the Pontiac was Pearl Tsosie, who said she was okay. Hughte could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle. Hugthe observed that Tsosie had bloodshot watery eyes and it was hard to ask Tsosie questions. Tsosie admitted to drinking “4” Coors Light Beers before driving. During the field sobriety test, Tsosie swayed back and forth and emitted a strong smell of alcohol. Hughte observed an open 24-ounce can of Coors Light that was cold and still contained alcohol. Tsosie refused a Breathalyzer test and was charged with an aggravated DWI.

Christopher Becenti

7/16, 2:47 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Khaera Chee was dispatched to possible shots fired in the area of Lewmann Dr. According to the report, the area was updated to Dairy Drive. Another GPD officer was first on scene and had a male subject on the ground. The male was later identified as Christopher Becenti,  the report stated.

Becenti was seen coming out of the driver seat of the vehicle that was parked at the residence stated the report. Chee spoke with a witness who pointed out several areas where the vehicle crashed. Becenti was identified as the driver stated the report. Becenti agreed to a field sobriety and Breathalyzer test. He blew a 0.26 and was charged with his second DWI.