Bloomfield man arrested in suspected DWI crash

Steve Garrison

FARMINGTON — A 31-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving after he allegedly crashed his vehicle east of Farmington.

Roynell Harrison

Deputies were dispatched at 7:50 p.m. Monday to county roads 3320 and 3319 after receiving reports that a black passenger car had run off the road, according to police records.

Sgt. Candice Montoya of the San Juan County Sheriff's Office said deputies found one vehicle wrecked at the scene. The vehicle's passenger was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, according to Montoya.

Montoya said the driver of the vehicle, Roynell Harrison, refused medical treatment.

Harrison had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol, according to Montoya. He also fell to his knees and was unable to walk without the assistance of a deputy, according to Montoya.

Harrison refused to be administered a breath test and was arrested at the scene on a third drunken driving offense and several traffic violations, according to Montoya.

Montoya said Harrison was also wanted on a bench warrant issued in Bernalillo County.

Harrison's bond was set at $3,587, according to Montoya.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.