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Cassandra Meiser

Aug. 26, 10:13 am

Aggravated DUI/Drivers License Suspension/Revocation

Gallup patrolman Julio Yazzie said he originally was sent to the area around Camille’s Sidewalk Care, in the downtown because of a fight.

When he got there, he started looking for a white car and soon located it. Cassandra Meiser, 31, of Thoreau was the driver. She told Yazzie she was intoxicated and had a half pint of vodka and a can of beer.

She agreed to do a standard field sobriety test, but failed it. She later took a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .22 and .21.

She was taken into custody and transported to Gallup Police Dept. and then to MCDC where she was booked for Aggravated DUI and Drivers License Suspension/Revocation.


Brandi Moore

Aug. 24, 7:23 pm

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

Gallup patrolman Caleb Kleeberger said he was dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Memtmore Road and U. S. Highway 66. When he got there he met Brandi Moore, 30, of Gallup.

He said he observed that Moore had slurred speech and almost fell over at one point. When he asked if she had been drinking, she denied it at first, and then admitted she drank one “Big Boss” at Smokey’s during happy hour. There were three empty bottles of “99 Pineapple” sitting in the center console of the vehicle, one 100 ml and two 50 ml. bottles.

She agreed to take the standard sobriety test, but it ended a short time later when she almost fell backwards into Kleeberger‘s patrol unit. She later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .30 and .31.

She was booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center.


Merlin Simplicio Jr.

Aug. 22, 00:50 am

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Monty Yazzie said he was getting off Interstate 40 at exit 20 when he noticed a car having some difficulties staying in its lane. The vehicle was on the off rampand the side tires were driving on the hash lines. It came to a stop at the red light at Munoz in the outside lane on the right side.

Yazzie performed a traffic stop and talked to Merlin Simplicio Jr., 38 of Zuni. He provided his driver’s license and an expired proof of insurance. Yazzie said Simplicio Jr. showed signs of intoxicateion and slurred his words when he spoke.

He agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed, resulting in his arrest for DWI. He agreed to a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .25 and .24. After he was charged, it was discovered that he had an outstanding bench warrant out of Catron County.


Cherlyndra Garcia

Aug. 16, 02:04 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrol Officer Iris Pinero said she was on routine patrol when she saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road. It almost hit her patrol car, she said.

When she approached to talk to Cherlynda Garcia, 20, of Gallup, Pinero said she could see signs that the driver was intoxicated. She said she was coming from the Sports Page and only had two beers that night.

She agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed. She agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted a sample of .21. She had problems with the second sample.

She was arrested and charged with DWI.


Sylvena Williams

Aug. 15, 6:19 pm

DWI (first offense)

Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie said he was dispatched to First Street and East Maloney Avenue in connection with a car accident.

Another officer at the scene told Yazzie that Williams, 31, of Gallup had been going at a high rate of speed and failed to make the turn properly, running into a stop sign.

Yazzie said he noticed signs that Williams was intoxicated and when asked if she had consumed any alcohol that evening, she admitted to taking two shots before going to the movies.

She agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed. Later she posted samples of .12 and .12 on her breath alcohol test.

Williams was booked on DWI (first offense) and transported to MCDC.