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Aquille Lamont Tsosie

Dec. 14, 6:57 am

1st DWI, Aggravated

Gallup Police Department Officer Victor Madrid was dispatched to Mentmore Road and Remington Lane to investigate a car parked on the roadway. Madrid located the blue Ford passenger car parked in the northbound lane on County Road, and then found its...

Man arrested twice within six days for DWI

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New Mexico State Police officers are out in force this holiday season, encouraging everyone to not drink and drive, and arrive safely.

On Dec. 14, around 12:05 pm New Mexico State Police Officer Todacheenie made a traffic stop for a registration violation. The violation occurred on U.S. 64 near mile post 31, however the violator continued driving until he reached the Navajo Reservation. The driver James Lee was charged with Driving while Under the Influence, Driving While License Revoked and Unreadable Registration. A warrant has been issued for these charges by the Eleventh District Attorney’s Office.

Fast-forward six days ...

On Dec. 20, around 9:51 am, Lee was stopped on U.S. 64...

Police announce checkpoints, saturation patrols statewide for January

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Statewide - State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2018.

Police are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.


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Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration/Insurance/DL...

2017 top stories: Ten vetoes overturned

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Gov. Susana Martinez saw ten bills she vetoed instead become law this year. Not because of any legislative action, but instead because a court ruled she failed to follow the state constitution when vetoing the bills.

During the legislative session, Martinez vetoed many bills, but Democrats in the Legislature felt ten were improperly vetoed. The Legislature voted to sue Martinez over those ten, saying she failed to explain why she vetoed the bills, violating the state constitution.

A judge agreed.

“It’s telling how some in the legislature love running to the courts when they know they don’t have the support to override a veto,” Martinez spokesman Joseph Cueto said in an...

AG Balderas launches campaign against child predators

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On Dec. 28, Attorney General Hector Balderas launched a new ad campaign targeting New Mexico teenagers and parents with children under eighteen in an effort to combat sexual predators. The ad, titled “Monsters”, reminds New Mexicans that monsters behind their computer, tablet or phone screen really do exist in the form of sexual predators seeking to abuse children and teens. The ad can be found at www.facebook.com/NMAttorneyGeneral/ and is sponsored in order to specifically reach New Mexico teenagers ages 13-17 and parents with children under eighteen years of age years on Facebook.

“There is no higher priority of the Office of the Attorney...

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