NM State Police: Man arrested for DWI for 6th time

December 9, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they’ve arrested a man who’s suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol for the sixth time.

Police say officers in San Juan County pulled [auth] over Roger Deale for a hazardous equipment violation about 9 a.m. Monday in Fruitland.

Officers were conducting a DWI saturation patrol at the time.

Police say Deale allegedly had bloodshot watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol.

They say Deale was unable to perform two of the three standardized field sobriety tests because of prior injuries.

He also didn’t pass two additional tests and reportedly admitted to drinking the previous day.

Police say the officer who stopped Deale had arrested him on two prior occasions, both for DWI.

It was unclear Monday if Deale has legal representation yet.

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