FARMINGTON — A suspected drunken driver caused a four vehicle crash near the intersection of Main Street and N.M. 170 on Tuesday evening.
At about 5:30 p.m. Dennison Dilly, a 28-year-old Shiprock man, was driving a van east on Main Street when he struck a tractor trailer and a white Dodge Intrepid that were stopped at an intersection preparing to turn north onto N.M. 170, said Farmington police Cpl. David Karst.
Dilly lost control after he struck the two vehicles and he spun into the westbound lane and struck a black Chevy Cobalt.
Dilly’s van then spun off the street and came to rest near a steep hill on the south side of Main Street.
Dilly suffered lacerations to his face and other injuries. He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center.
The other drivers involved in the crash were treated at the scene for minor injuries. None were taken to the hospital, Karst said.
Farmington police found a near-empty bottle of Jim Beam whiskey near Dilly’s van
“Once he is treated and released he will be” arrested for DWI,” Karst said.
The accident closed West Main Street from Apache Street to N.M. 170 for about 30 minutes.
Debris and vehicles were cleared from the scene of the crash shortly after 6 p.m.