ENDWI. Legal limit is .08.

Levi Brice Lowery

Feb. 24, 7:32 pm

4th DWI, Aggravated

Despite the consequences from his last three DWIs, or lack thereof, Lowery’s fourth arrest was drama filled. Luckily, no one was hurt in the fender bender on 601 S. Dani Dr. Lowery fled the scene into the home of his sister-in-law, uninvited.

When Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso arrived at the woman’s home, he found Lowery, 27, lying on his belly, covered in a “cotton ball looking substance,” according to the report. He had made his unwanted entry through a window. He tried to hide in the attic, but fell instead, getting the insulation stuck to his clothes. He tried to conceal his identity, but his brother called him on that.

He refused to admit that he was driving, but a quick thinking woman snapped some pictures of him fleeing the scene of the accident. He refused to submit a blood draw sample, but Troncoso got a search warrant and obtained blood to measure his blood alcohol content.

Andrew Garcia, Jr.

Feb. 10, 1:44 pm

Aggravated DWI

Garcia must have been buzzed when he drove his car on to the downtown pedestrian walkway. GPD Officer Luke Martin witnessed this bizarre driving episode, and quickly pulled him over before he ran over any walkers. When asked why he was driving on the sidewalk, he said that, “ he was just driving around looking for people.”

Garcia, 27, failed the field sobriety tests and refused to take the required breath tests, earning an aggravated DWI.

Deanna Dale

Feb. 5, 6:30 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Chanelle Preston was called to the scene of an accident at Walgreens. Dale’s vehicle had sustained some front-end damage and she complained of pain to her right arm.  According to the report, Preston asked Dale how much she had to drink, and said, “too much.”

Dale, 33, blew .22/.19./.22 during the alcohol content breath tests.

Eric K. Bahe

Feb. 3, 11:39 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

MCSO Deputy Tammy Houghtaling pulled Bahe over on U.S. Route 491 for driving 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. He reeked of booze and refused to engage in field sobriety tests. He claimed that he was in the military and stationed in Germany, but was on a one-month leave. It turns out that he is in the reserves, but has not checked in with his unit since August 2015. Bahe, 28, refused to take the breath tests.

Frederick Johnson

Feb. 3, 11:35 pm

Aggravated DWI

Johnson, 42, was nabbed for driving without any headlights. GPD Officer Matthew Ashley pulled him over – Johnson pulled into the parking lot of SCS Connect, and the officer immediately noticed the signs of intoxication. He claimed to have guzzled down three draft Budweiser beers that evening. He blew a .22 – twice.

Arlinda Betone

Jan. 30, 2 am

Aggravated DWI

At first Betone was passed out in the McDonald’s drive thru. Next, she was parked behind Pep Boys, then on the sidewalk in front of a fire station – all based on Metro Dispatch reports. According to the police report, Betone, 40, eventually high centered on a pile of dirt at the intersection of Ninth and Lincoln.

GPD Officer Matthew Ashley could smell booze coming from her breath, and that she seemed confused. She refused to take the required breath tests.

Fabian L. Garcia

Jan. 31, 3:55 pm

Aggravated DWI

Garcia’s two near misses on I-40 prompted MCSO Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai to respond quickly to locate Garcia. He caught up with Garcia, 31, and noticed that he had his head down and appeared to be texting.  At this point, he was driving slowly on the shoulder, heading eastbound.

Once pulled over, Tsethlikai noticed that Garcia seemed intoxicated, so he administered the field sobriety tests. Garcia’s BAC test results were not listed in the report.

Richard Werner

Jan. 21, 1 am

Aggravated DWI

When MCSO Sgt. Eric D. Jim pulled Werner over for speeding, the strong odor of booze was apparent as was his watery eyes and slurred speech. Werner, 30, didn’t fare so well on field sobriety tests and claimed that he was hauling a load of marijuana and prescription drugs. A search of the vehicle did not turn up any narcotics. He blew a .16, twice, during the breath tests.