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Clovis man guilty of fourth DWI, has another case pending

J.R. Oppenheim
January 11, 2018 05:24 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. -- A jury found a 40-year-old man found guilty of his fourth DWI, the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office said Thursday.

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With the conviction, Allen Tapia of Clovis will serve at least six months in prison with a maximum of 18 months. He also faces a lifetime revocation of his driver's license with a five-year court review and a fine up to $5,000.

Tapia will be sentenced at a later date.

On June 25, 2016, a Clovis police officer pulled Tapia over after seeing him toss a Bud Light can out the driver's side window. The district attorney's office says the officer smelled alcohol on Tapia and saw he had bloodshot, watery eyes. Tapia also refused field sobriety, chemical and blood tests.

Tapia has another pending DWI from June 10, 2017, according to the district attorney's office.

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