Roswell man charged with DWI after multiple crashes
June 17, 2019 08:04 PM
ROSWELL, N.M. — Police say 32-year old Jose Granado was caught under the influence in his dad’s pickup truck on Father’s Day. Unfortunately, he left a trail of damages behind.
Jim Stringer said he was on his way home from lunch with his wife yesterday afternoon, when they noticed something didn’t look right outside a vacant house in their neighborhood.
“It was kind of a shock,” Stringer said. "We noticed two-thirds of the fence was missing. Then, as we head round to the corner, we saw the other side of the fence was missing."
According to the criminal complaint, Granado sped through streets of Roswell.
Police say he caused damages to several homes, vehicles and property.
One owner whose home was hit said it felt like an explosion.
Investigators said one of Granado’s tires went flat, but he continued to drive with plumes of smoke behind him.
He struck a stop sign on the corner of Wyoming and Alameda, then took off on foot.
Stringer lived in the neighborhood for 34 years, and said accidents on the corner of Wyoming and Alameda are not unusual.
"The last guy went through the fence going east, and went right through the fence onto the people's patio,” Stringer said.
Granado was eventually caught, and charged with several crimes including driving under the Influence and obstructing an officer.
He is currently booked at the Chaves County Detention Center.
Created: June 17, 2019 08:04 PM
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