A Roswell man was arrested on Monday for his ninth drunken driving offense, according to a news release from the New Mexico State Police.
Michael Quiroz, 53, of Roswell, was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (ninth offense), driving on a revoked driver’s license and speeding, according to the state police.
At about 5 p.m. on Monday, an officer from the New Mexico State Police conducted a traffic stop on New Mexico State Road 2, north of Dexter, for speeding.
During the officer’s conversation with the driver, identified as Quiroz, the officer observed clues that the driver might be under the influence of alcohol, according to the release. The driver was given the field sobriety tests, which determined he was under the influence.
Quiroz submitted to a breath test, which confirmed his breath alcohol content to be at .24, three times the state legal limit.
Quiroz was arrested and taken to the Chaves County Detention Center.