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Mathew Jameson

April 19, 9:49 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Gallup man, Mathew Jameson, 29, was fairly cooperative as he was arrested for his third aggravated DWI.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson was informed by a woman of two possibly intoxicated persons in a silver Toyota Camry at the Speedway station at 701 U.S. Hwy. 491. Thompson arrived at the station and found the suspect vehicle leaving the premises, so he followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the lot of Delta Tire at 501 U.S. Hwy. 491.

Thompson knocked on the driver side window and met the driver, Jameson, whom he noted showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech as he spoke. When asked to exit the vehicle, Jameson struggled to remove his seatbelt before doing so. He told Thompson he consumed three cans of Budweiser prior to driving.

Jameson was smoking a cigarette he refused to put out, and when asked if he would perform the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, Jameson turned around, put his hands behind his back, and told Thompson to just take him in. Thompson took his actions as a refusal and placed him under arrest. A search of Jameson’s vehicle revealed a pint of Importers Vodka on the driver floor. The report did not state whether the other passenger was released.

Jameson also refused to give a breath sample. He was transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI (third), having an open container in a vehicle, and driving with a suspended license. His pre-trial hearing was on June 22.

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Charge: DWI

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