Video shows wrong-way driver going into parade crowd in New Mexico

A wrong-way driver drove down a parade route celebrating Gallup’s Intertribal Ceremonial parade in New Mexico, injuring 15 people.Police in Gallup, New Mexico, responded to reports of several people consuming alcohol in a vehicle along the parade route. Police say once they arrived, the driver put the vehicle in drive. Gallup Police say the driver then proceeded to strike pedestrians, officers, other vehicles, and a business before being taken into custody.According to documents filed in Gallup Magistrate Court, state police said Jeff Irving was arrested after a motor vehicle accident at New Mexico State Road 118 and South Second Street in Gallup.Court documents say Irving told police that he had been consuming alcohol.When police asked Irving about the accident, he stated that he was watching the parade with his brothers. They then decided to leave the parade, but Irving did not state what road he was on. State police then conducted field sobriety tests on Irving.The state police officer determined Irving was impaired and placed him under arrest, according to documents. Court documents say Irving was then given a breath test and he blew a 0.24 on two breath samples.State police say in court documents that 15 people were injured in total during the incident. One of those 15 people were seriously injured. Two of the 15 were police officers with the Gallup Police Department.Irving is charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, driving while license revoked, expired registration of a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and possession of an open container.

A wrong-way driver drove down a parade route celebrating Gallup’s Intertribal Ceremonial parade in New Mexico, injuring 15 people.

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Police in Gallup, New Mexico, responded to reports of several people consuming alcohol in a vehicle along the parade route. Police say once they arrived, the driver put the vehicle in drive. Gallup Police say the driver then proceeded to strike pedestrians, officers, other vehicles, and a business before being taken into custody.

According to documents filed in Gallup Magistrate Court, state police said Jeff Irving was arrested after a motor vehicle accident at New Mexico State Road 118 and South Second Street in Gallup.

Court documents say Irving told police that he had been consuming alcohol.

When police asked Irving about the accident, he stated that he was watching the parade with his brothers. They then decided to leave the parade, but Irving did not state what road he was on.

State police then conducted field sobriety tests on Irving.

The state police officer determined Irving was impaired and placed him under arrest, according to documents. Court documents say Irving was then given a breath test and he blew a 0.24 on two breath samples.

State police say in court documents that 15 people were injured in total during the incident. One of those 15 people were seriously injured. Two of the 15 were police officers with the Gallup Police Department.

Irving is charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, driving while license revoked, expired registration of a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and possession of an open container.

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