LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - 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 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.