FARMINGTON — Two Farmington High School students were injured in a car crash Saturday morning that involved a suspected drunken driver.
Caleb and Kameron Schrock were rear-ended by Nicory Beyale, 25, at the intersection of Orchard Avenue and Broadway Boulevard, Farmington police Lt. Taft Tracy said. The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Caleb is an 18-year-old senior and Kameron is a 14-year-old freshman at Farmington High School, said Matt Schrock, Kameron's father. The two teenagers were cousins.
A witness to the accident told police Beyale was traveling about 50 miles per hour in a green 1997 Cadillac, according to the police report.
Caleb Schrock was driving on Broadway Avenue and had slowed down because of the flashing yellow light at the intersection when he was rear-ended. Schrock was driving a Chevrolet passenger car, Tracy said.
The two high school students were treated by emergency medical services personnel at the scene for minor injuries. Beyale was taken to San Juan Regional Medical to be treated for minor injuries, Tracy said.
Matt Schrock said Kameron had bruises on his shoulder and Caleb broke his wrist in the accident.
The police report said both vehicles involved in the crash were badly damaged.
Beyale's blood-alcohol content was .2 nearly two hours after the accident, according to the police report. The legal limit to drive a vehicle is a .08 blood-alcohol content.
At the time of the crash, Beyale's license was suspended because of a previous DWI conviction. She was required by law to have an Interlock ignition attached to her car, which she did not have, Tracy said.
An Interlock ignition is a device that requires a driver to provide a blood-alcohol-content sample to start and drive a car.
“We're seeking the fullest prosecution that we can,” Matt Schrock said. “They nearly ended two young lives.”
Jonathan Begaye, 30, was Beyale's passenger. He was cited for obstruction of justice, Tracy said.