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The legal limit is .08

Jonathan Tsosie

Oct. 28, 8:45 pm


Tsosie, 31, had rear ended another driver on State Highway 264. As McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero spoke to Tsosie, he “could smell the strong odor of an intoxicating liquor coming from his persons and breath,” according to...


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Julana K. Begay

Oct. 22, 1:24 am

DWI - 1st Offense

After receiving a tip about a possible drunk driver, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee pulls over 20-year-old Begay in the parking lot of the Giant Gas station in Thoreau.  Deputy Johnson observes Begay to have blood shot and watery eyes even though she tried to chew gum to cover the smell of alcohol.

Lee asks her to perform field sobriety tests and she agreed. Begay then fails to correctly perform the field tests and after being instructed again, Deputy Johnson notices all the signs of impairment.

After blowing a .12, Begay was then arrested for her first DWI and booked into the McKinley County Detention...

AG urges Congress to evaluate ‘Bump Stocks’

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ALBUQUERQUE – Expressing extreme concern about the role “bump stocks” played in the recent Las Vegas, Nevada tragedy, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws Oct. 31.

The bipartisan letter includes support from a broad group of attorneys general from U.S. states and territories. The letter notes that bump stock devices – a plastic or metal piece attached to a firearm’s stock designed to increase the ability to fire like a fully automatic weapon – may be used to evade the machinegun laws that are currently in place.

It has been widely reported that the Las Vegas gunman...

Shiprock man sentenced to prison for federal assault conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Aaron Curley, 55, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced Oct. 31, in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 24 months in prison for his conviction on an assault charge.  Curley will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Curley was arrested in November 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a Navajo woman by stabbing her in the leg and sternum area with a knife.  Curley was indicted on Dec. 20, 2016, and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a knife, with intent to do bodily injury and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the...

FBI, Albuquerque PD still searching for ‘Red Bandana Bandit’

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November 1, 2017 marks the first anniversary of the unsolved robbery of BBVA Compass Bank, located at 1201 San Pedro Drive NE, in Albuquerque.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are still searching for this suspect, nicknamed the Red Bandana Bandit.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

Tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

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