Fiftteen people including two police officers injured when struck by vehicle driving through parade route at State Road 118 and South Second Street in Gallup, New Mexico; Driver charged with DWI
Two Gallup police officers and multiple people were reportedly injured Thursday night after a driver drove through the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial parade.
According to documents filed in Gallup Magistrate Court, police said Jeff Irving was arrested after a motor vehicle accident at New Mexico State Road 118 and South Second Street in Gallup.
Jeff Irving, 33, is charged with DWI, open container, driving with a revoked license, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in great bodily harm and 14 counts of leaving the scene of an accident.
As the Gallup officers approached the Tahoe to make contact with the occupants, the driver put the Tahoe into drive and took off, heading east on West Coal Avenue.
Irving was among a group of individuals that were drinking alcohol inside an SUV that was parked along the parade route, according New Mexico State Police.