New Mexico DUI Class Could Have Prevented 7 DUIs

by: Mike Miller

How many driving under the influence violations (DUI) does one have to get before the keys are finally taken away? Unless you live in a major metropolis, life in America is not easy without personal transportation. But there has to be a limit when enough is enough.

Perhaps it’s time to take away Junior Yazzie’s car keys.

The 54-year-old from New Mexico just received his seventh drunk-driving charge. This last one was a real doozy: He injured a local judge who was a passenger in a second car struck in a collision with Yazzie’s vehicle. This as reported in the LA Times.

Not only did he hot the judge, but apparently Yazzie had two hit-and-run incidents the same night before finally coming to rest in the rear end of the car carrying the judge.

Oh yeah, he was drunk and driving two teenagers at the time of the third accident!

It is hardly surprising that Yazzie refused to consent to a blood-alcohol test after the crash. He had bloodshot eyes, reeked of booze and had a nearly empty bottle of vodka and a case of beer in his vehicle at the time.

For his efforts Yazzie was charged with child abuse, providing alcohol to a minor, driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving with an open container, careless driving and refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol test.

Both the 15-year-old female and an 18-year-old male in the car had been drinking. Both were treated for minor injuries.

Please keep Yazzie off the streets. I hope while in jail he takes a New Mexico DUI class and makes a vow to get sober and stay that way. At this point all he has become is a negative statistic in many different categories.