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Wild, drunken ride ends in two arrests Saturday

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BOOKED: DRUNK WOMAN DRIVER, GUN-WAVING MAN 

A Church Rock, N.M. man and woman remain in custody after a wild, gun-waving ride on Gallup's north side late Saturday afternoon.

Calls began pouring into Metro Dispatch at about 4:30 pm, about someone waving a gun out of the window of a red sedan traveling south on U.S. Highway 491.

Thanks to those tips from concerned callers, Gallup Police Department officers pulled the suspected vehicle over at Fourth Street and Coal Avenue.

According to a media release issued by GPD Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo, there were were three occupants inside of the vehicle at the time of the stop.

Officers gave instructions to the occupants to exit the vehicle, but passenger Luther Begay, 42, of Church Rock, refused to obey the commands given by officers. So, a K-9 officer was deployed and apprehended Begay.

"Begay was booked on resisting and negligent use of a firearm," Toadlena-Pablo said. "Sheila Silversmith, 40, Church Rock, was booked for aggravated DUI, no driver’s license, no insurance and no registration."

The third occupant was taken to the local detox center.

"A shot gun was recovered from this incident," Toadlena-Pablo said. "At this time no injuries have been reported. The Gallup Police is currently investigating this incident."