County resident charged with DWI twice in six days

James Lee was arrested on Dec. 14 and Dec. 20 on U.S. Highway 64

The Daily Times staff
James Lee

FARMINGTON — A Navajo Nation resident from San Juan County has been arrested twice in six days on charges of driving while under the influence.

James Lee, 66, was first stopped shortly after noon Dec. 14 on U.S. Highway 64 near the Navajo Nation, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. The press release states that the traffic stop was because of an alleged registration violation.

Lee was charged with driving while under the influence, driving with a revoked license and an unreadable registration.

Lee was stopped in a similar area on U.S. Highway 64 shortly before 10 a.m. on Dec. 20, according to the press release. The press release states the officer saw an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

After administering a standardized field sobriety test, the police officer arrested Lee on charges of driving while under the influence. Lee was also cited for driving on a revoked license, open container and unreadable registration, according to the press release.

He was booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.