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Steven O. Henry

Dec. 11, 6:55 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Henry didn’t stand a chance of getting away from this DWI. He was involved in an accident at 911 E. Green St., and fled to Duke City at 1512 E. Hwy 66.

His silver-colored Toyota Camry had sustained heavy front end damage and both the driver and passenger airbags had been deployed. Gallup Police Department Joe Roanhorse noticed an empty bottle of Yukon Jack in the passenger seat. Henry, 41, readily admitted to drinking and upon the breath test he blew a .24/.26. The legal limit is .08.

Wanda M. Brown

Dec. 4, 6:15 pm


Brown, 57, got into trouble for backing into a customer that was waiting in the Taco Bell east drive through. Not so much for the slight fender bender, but for fleeing the scene. The driver followed her to 310 E. Maloney, where she parked her car. The driver that she hit noticed that she appeared intoxicated, which she initially denied to GPD Officer Norman Bowman.

Later she admitted to having a beer. She blew a .20, during an initial breath test, but follow up testing yielded “insufficient samples.”


Walter Harvey

Dec. 3, 9:01 pm

5th DWI

Harvey had just been in an accident when Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office DWI Unit approached him on the east side of State Hwy 602.

Harvey, 50, admitted to having “a couple of shots in Gallup» and was on his way home to what it appears to be Bread Springs from the deputy’s report.

He blew a .22/.21 and was also charged with reckless driving and for driving with a suspended license.


James Deschine

Dec. 3, 11:29 pm

2nd DWI

Deschine made an attempted run from Navajo Nation law in his white Dodge Avenger. He took off from the Blake’s Lotaburger in Tse Bonito and crossed state lines into New Mexico where he stopped at Tse Bonito Trailer Park – county territory. That didn’t stop a Window Rock officer from detaining him.

When Deputy Anthony Ashley arrived, Deschine, 46,  told him that he had three Bud Light beers an hour before being apprehended. But, Ashley would find an empty bottle of Vodka on the floor behind the driver’s seat. He blew a .13 twice. He was charged for the DWI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and lesser charges.


Dee Ann Yazzie

Dec. 3, 2:18 pm

3rd DWI

Deputy Merlin Benally was on his way to a call when he came upon a silver utility vehicle parked in his lane. He noticed that the passenger, Melvin Cleveland, was throwing out beverage containers on the ground. It was enough to prompt him to address the littering.

He approached Yazzie, who said said she was asking why Cleveland was littering since she saves cans. She attempted to cover her mouth as she spoke, but the smell of alcohol and slurred speech was readily noticed by Benally. She admitted to drinking two and half cans of Budweiser beer. She didn’t fare well on field sobriety tests and blew a .22 twice during the breath tests.


Devone A. Charley

Dec. 3, 4:45 am


Charley was parked in a ditch on State Hwy 602 and was sitting in the driver’s seat, completely passed out. Two Gallup Police Department officers escorted her out of the car. One of those officers started questioning her and that’s when Officer Philamina Chischilly noticed the smell of alcohol, «bloodshot, glossy eyes and slurred speech and staggering towards the back of the vehicle.»

Chischilly administered field sobriety tests which Charley, 42, failed. She blew a .14 then a .12 during the breath tests.