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Jimmy Longhair

March 29, 8:19 pm

DWI (Eighth)

A near head-on collision with Gallup Police led to a Vanderwagen man, Jimmy Longhair, 68, being arrested and charged with his eighth DWI.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Terence Willie responded to a vehicle pursuit on Bread Springs Road when Gallup Police Officer Timothy Hughte reported that a vehicle nearly collided with his own unit. MCSO Lt. Johnson Lee and Deputy Nocona Clark arrived at the scene shortly afterward.

Willie arrived at the scene near the 0.5 mile marker and reportedly found a white Nissan Altima parked facing eastbound. He met Lee at the scene, who informed him that Hughte stated the suspect vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lane on Highway 602 while he was driving north in the northbound lane and they nearly collided near the intersection of Jones Ranch Road and Highway 602.

After speaking to Lee, Willie met the driver, Longhair, who reportedly displayed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes and smelling of alcohol. Longhair stated he was uninjured and admitted to driving the vehicle. He said he was driving home to Bread Springs Road.

Longhair also reportedly said he consumed four 12-oz. cans of Bud Light, but he couldn’t remember what time he had drank them. The report also stated it looked as if he had urinated himself.

Longhair declined to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, allegedly saying it was too cold. He was placed under arrest and transported to the sheriff’s office for the breath test, where he posted samples of .23 and .21. Longhair was then transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, where he was booked for DWI (eighth), careless driving, no insurance, open container, and driving with a suspended license.

His bind over occurred on May 9. No further court dates were available at press time.

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Age: 31

Arrested: March 25

Charge: DWI

Status: Pretrial hearing on May 16

Name: Joshua James

Age: 27

Arrested: Jan. 16

Charge: Aggravated DWI

Status: Final pretrial hearing on June 13

Name: Jennisha Damon

Age: 24

Arrested: Jan. 8

Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second)

Status: Final pretrial hearing on May 25

Name: Jordan Soltero

Age: 36

Arrested: Dec. 31

Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second)

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Name: Roselyn Begay

Age: 63

Arrested: Dec. 27

Charge: Aggravated DWI

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Age: 25

Arrested: Nov. 3

Charge: Aggravated DWI

Status: Sentenced to fine, fees on April 14

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