Gallup Police arrested 29-year-old Ryan Turpen after a two-car accident at Logan and Strong.
The report stated that a call came in about a crash that occurred at the intersection of E. Logan and S. Strong St. The caller also mentioned that one of the drivers might have been impaired. Police arrived at the scene in a short time where they began the investigation. Officers were able to determine that Turpen failed to stop at a stop sign and hit another vehicle. Turpen told officers he had not been drinking but had taken a medicine called Suboxin.
Officers at the scene conducted a field sobriety test which Turpen failed. During the second part of the test, Turpen was stopped by officers for his own safety. Ryan Turpen was read the Implied Consent Advisory but he refused the offer. Turpen was then booked into MCDC where he is awaiting trial. The report didn’t say much about the other driver, nor did it mention the severity of the injuries. However, we now EMS were spotted at the scene.
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