Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith (Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man with a previous drunken driving conviction was arrested and charged for two more DWIs within a span of about 24 hours last week.

Shawn Smith, 29, was arrested for two separate DWI incidents on April 15 and 16 and is facing multiple charges stemming from both arrests, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Smith was first arrested on April 15 around 10:50 p.m. after Farmington officers initiated a traffic stop near Ricketts Park on a van whose driver failed to obey a traffic sign and occupied both lanes of traffic on Vine Avenue.

Officers arrested Smith and charged him with his second DWI, driving on a suspended license, an open container violation, and resisting or obstructing a police officer.

A San Juan County Adult Detention Center representative said Smith was released on April 16 around 8:36 a.m.

About 12 hours later, Smith was involved in an alleged hit and run near the intersection of Butler Avenue and Ute Street about 8:35 p.m.

According to the press release, Smith's van ran a red light and struck the side of a white car.

Smith was charged with his second DWI in 24 hours along with failure to obey traffic signals and driving on a suspended license.

Farmington Police Department spokeswoman Georgette Allen said Smith is currently being held at the detention center without bail.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 and jkellogg@daily-times.com. Follow him @jkelloggdt on Twitter.