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Legal limit is .08

Donnie Barney

Sept. 11, 8:58 pm

4th DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorenzo A. Guerrero was advised of a vehicle with a possibly drunk driver at T&R Market at 667 N. Hwy. 491 in Yatahay. Guerrero was informed the vehicle was in the parking lot and security was on hand.

On arrival, Guerrero met with a security guard who said the vehicle had been parked at a pump when he first made contact with the driver, who was slumped inside. There was an open container of beer in the car. The driver drove to the parking lot.

Guerrero found the pickup truck there, with a male and a female inside. The female was in the driver’s seat, and the male said he’d not been driving, but the female eventually said Barney, 32, had in fact been the driver.

Barney failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing. This was his fourth DWI.

Many A. Marks

Sept. 11, 10:17 pm

DWI, Aggravated

Gallup Police Department Officer Victor Rodriguez was dispatched to 1301 E. Hwy 66 in reference to a possibly drunk driver in a white vehicle. At the scene, Rodriguez found a white vehicle that drove off and jumped the curb as Rodriguez approached. The suspect vehicle swerved in the road, and eventually turned right onto Aztec Avenue.

Rodriguez pulled the car over in an alley off Aztec Avenue; it had continued to swerve and hit a curb when it stopped. Marks, 28, smelled of alcohol but said she had not been drinking. She failed field sobriety tests.

There were two small children in the vehicle, ages 4 and 7. Marks blew .19 and .20 during breath testing.

Wilbert Morgan

Sept. 9, 10:37 pm

3rd DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer John Gonzales was on patrol on E. Hwy. 66 when he noticed a gray Ford Expedition traveling west matching the description of a suspect vehicle in a domestic violence incident involving weapons at 263 Hwy. 566 in Church Rock.

Officers pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of Highway 66 and Coal Avenue. Morgan, 32, hit the curb when he was pulled over. There were several open containers in the car, and Morgan was handcuffed and searched for weapons.

Morgan admitted to drinking. His license was invalid. This was his third DWI.

Rolena Wilson

Sept. 9, 5:45 pm

DWI, Aggravated

MCSO Deputy James Garylie was notified of a reckless and possibly intoxicated driver in a maroon sedan at the rock climbing area of Mentmore Road.

At the entrance of the rock climbing area, Garylie noticed a maroon vehicle pass him and head east. The car was speeding and turned south onto County Road 1. It then turned onto Klagetoh Drive before turning into the Klagetoh apartments at 333 Klagetoh Dr. in Gallup.

A bottle of whiskey was in the driver’s door. Wilson, 34, refused to step out of the car, and Garylie assisted her. She had trouble maintaining balance. Wilson failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing.

Timothy O. Deschine

Sept. 8, 10:11 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Traveling west on Highway 66, GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman noticed another westbound vehicle run a red light at Ford Street. It also drove over the white shoulder line, almost hitting the curb before weaving back into its lane.

Hoffman pulled the vehicle over at 700 E. Hwy. 66. Deschine, 56, had bloodshot, watery eyes, a blank stare, and slurred speech. He admitted to drinking about six drinks and said it was his birthday. He was on his way to work, drunk. He failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing. He did not have a license.

Aralynn V. Harrison

Sept. 8, 1:04 am

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman was sitting on Highway 66 across from the Shalimar at 2618 W. Hwy 66, when he noticed a small red car back into a white car, then pull forward and back up, hitting it again.

The vehicle that had been hit was nearly pushed into the road. The red car drove eastbound through the parking lot, where Hoffman made contact with Harrison, 33.

Harrison had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. She staggered as she stepped out of the vehicle, and almost fell. She failed field sobriety tests and blew .23 twice during breath testing.

Terrelene Begay

Sept. 2, 9:52 pm


GPD Officer John Gonzales was working a DWI checkpoint on Aztec Avenue at the Eleventh Street intersection, when a white Pontiac arrived at the stop. The driver smelled of alcohol.

Begay, 33, who was the driver, and the passenger were asked to exit the vehicle, and Begay admitted to drinking. She failed field sobriety tests and blew a .08 on the breath test.

Manison Linkin

Sept. 2, 11:08 pm

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer Harland Soseeah was at a DWI checkpoint in the area of Eleventh Street and Aztec Avenue, when he was notified of a green GMC truck driven by a male, and with open containers of alcohol inside.

Soseeah approached the suspect vehicle and made contact with Linkin, 57, who admitted to having had a few drinks.

When asked to perform a field sobriety test, Linkin said, “I know I’m drunk and I can’t do the test.”

He blew .17 and .18 during breath testing, and his license was not valid.