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The legal limit is .08.

Orlando Yazzie

July 14, 8:07 pm

4th DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arnold J. Noriega was parked in the lot of Big Bear Furniture at N. Ninth Street and W. Jefferson Avenue in Gallup, when he noticed a silver Ford Mustang traveling northbound on Ninth, failing to stop at an intersection before heading west on Jefferson.

Noriega pulled the Mustang over in the lot of Church’s Chicken, 1015 U.S. 491. Yazzie, 40, claimed he had not been drinking, but both the car’s interior and Yazzie  smelled strongly of alcohol, and there was an unopened beer can in the back. Yazzie refused field sobriety testing. He blew .20 and .19 during breath testing.


Lathanine Ray Tsosie

July 11, 7:12 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

While on patrol at a traffic stop on Hwy. 264 at the 1-mile marker, MCSO Sergeant Eric D. Jim was approached by a woman who claimed the vehicle behind her was swerving. Jim followed the suspect white Chevy Lumina with Arizona plates. Metro Dispatched verified that the vehicle had previously been called in for a possible drunk driver.

The vehicle pulled over in the lot of the First American Credit Union, 1375 U.S. 491, and the driver exited. Tsosie, 42, had red, watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech to the point where it was difficult to understand him. Tsosie failed field sobriety tests. During breath testing, he blew .24 and .23.


Garrick A. Tsosie

July 10, 5:26 am

DWI, Aggravated

Gallup Police Department Officer Douglas Hoffman noticed Tsosie’s vehicle while at the McDonald’s drive-through at 2300 E. Hwy. 66. Tsosie drove forward to pick up his food, yelled at the clerk, and threw change at the window. When he pressed on the gas, he went backward, almost hitting Hoffman’s patrol unit.

Tsosie smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot, watery eyes, and claimed he’d had three drinks. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .17 and .16 during breath testing.


Violet Brown

July 9, 4:37 am

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Chaz Troncoso was dispatched to N.M. 602 in reference to a driver asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road. The calling party had attempted to wake the driver up.

At the scene, Troncoso found a dark, “older model truck” stopped in the northbound lane of N.M. 602 near the intersection of West Park Avenue. There was an empty 50-mL bottle of liquor on the passenger seat. Troncoso woke Brown, 28, up. Brown admitted to drinking, smelled of alcohol, and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

She failed field sobriety tests and blew .16, .20, and .17 during breath testing.


Kendall Audie Roan

July 9, 2 am

2nd DWI

MCSO Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai, Jr. was dispatched to 671 N.M. 491 in reference to a vehicle that ran into a ditch. Medical personnel were already at the seen stabilizing the driver’s neck.

Tsethlikai found a large quantity of plastic baggies in the car, and the vehicle smelled of marijuana.

Roan, 21, was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center, where he was uncooperative. He smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech. He refused field sobriety tests. Roan blew .15 and .14 during breath testing, and “appeared to be hallucinating as he was sitting in the DWI office,” according to the report.


David A. Cuellar

June 24, 5:59 pm

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Martin Luke was dispatched to 1203 E. Hwy. 66 in reference to a crash with injuries. Cuellar, 38, the driver of a blue GMC Yukon, had bloodshot, watery eyes, and his breath smelled of alcohol when he spoke. His vehicle had moderate damage to the front bumper.

Cuellar claimed a white truck swerved into a green truck, which collided with his own. He failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing.


Carol J. Tso

June 24, 10:07 pm

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Dominic Molina was advised of an attempt to locate a reckless black Dodge. Molina found the vehicle going east on Nizhoni, traveling faster than the traffic around it. At the intersection of Cactus and Mesquite Drives, the vehicle did not stop; it was traveling quickly. It blew another stop sign, and failed to signal its intentions. Finally, Molina caught up with the vehicle, and it pulled into 302 Canoncito Ave.

Tso, 46, had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred when she spoke. She smelled of alcohol and said, “I’m fine. I’m just really drunk.” She failed field sobriety tests and blew .20 on the portable breath test.


Kyle S. Brewer

June 4, 9:45 pm


While on patrol, MCSO Sergeant Eric D. Jim noticed a black Hyundai Elantra heading west on Hwy. 264 with a headlamp out. He pulled the vehicle over on North Ola Drive.

Brewer, 33, had red, watery eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .14 and .15 during breath testing.