Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

CLOVIS MAN FOUND GUILTY OF DUI

CLOVIS (KSMX) – It was announced today by Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, that a Curry County jury found a Clovis man guilty of Aggravated DUI as well as driving with no insurance and open container. The case stems from July 2017, when a New Mexico State Police officer observed that a vehicle, driven by  68-year-old Tarilo Gutierrez-Robles, had an expired registration. He then followed his vehicle which made a wide left turn leaving the roadway on to the grass. Gutierrez-Robles was stopped and a DUI investigation was performed. After refusing to submit to a breath test, a warrant was obtained to gather a blood sample. Records also showed that he had four prior felony convictions for DUI. The Honorable Judge Fred Van Soelen presided over the one-day trial, ordering sentencing be held at a later date. He faces a mandatory one-year in prison, with up to a $5,000 fine, screening, treatment, and lifetime ignition interlock.  The sentence will be enhanced due to the prior convictions for DUI.

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