LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A northern New Mexico man is facing his eighth drunken driving charge after police say he tried to avoid a sobriety checkpoint.

The Las Vegas Optic reports (https://goo.gl/RmzvB1 ) that Arsenio Anaya was arrested earlier this month while traveling on Highway 65 toward Montezuma, New Mexico.

According to New Mexico State Police, the 53-year-old Anaya made a U-turn on a blind curve to avoid the checkpoint and led police on a brief chase.

Police say he was arrested after turning into a driveway.

Records show Anaya had been driving on a suspended license and had a warrant out for his arrest.

It was not known if Anaya had an attorney.


Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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