Roswell experienced a rash of accidents over the Thanksgiving weekend, including two known hit-and-runs and one DWI which resulted in the driver being flown to a hospital in Albuquerque.
After a few drinks with a friend, Salvador Bustos-Carrasco, 22, was seen speeding along the 300 block of East Second Street. The vehicle did not stop at an intersection on Railroad Avenue. He then rammed into a loading dock on the east side of 610 N. Railroad Ave.
Officers located the driver in the road, in obvious pain and calling for help. Bustos-Carrasco told EMTs that his brakes had failed. The man was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and then flown to Albuquerque. Bustos-Carrasco now faces charges of aggravated DWI and reckless driving.
Police were called to Sonic, 808 N. Main St., after a series of hit-and-run accidents involving a single driver. The vehicle first struck one of their electronic menus. It hit a wooden fence and then ran into J&L Jewelers, 824 N. Main St. The building sustained only slight damages.
Another accident with several individuals involved resulted in an arrest for battery on a police officer. The incident occurred on South Chamisal Avenue on Thanksgiving Day; those involved with the accident abandoned their vehicles and fled the scene. As the police rounded up the individuals, one woman began to shout at the officers. When they attempted to detain her, she bit one of the officers on the right forearm. Candace Lindaman, 22, was transported to Chaves County Detention Center, with a $5,000 cash or surety bond.
Elsewhere, a crash alerted a resident of damages when a rock fence was struck on the 100 block of North Michigan Avenue. The resident said she heard a loud noise and when she looked outside, she found a large portion, about 20 feet, of a rock fence had been knocked down. Replacement costs were estimated at $2,000.
Also on Thanksgiving Day, a man was injured when he threw himself out of a car. The victim was sent to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
On Saturday, the police responded to Little Lambs, 2708 N. Main St., where someone ran over a chain link fence causing $500 worth of damage.