New Mexico man busted twice for DUI on the same day while driving through the Gila Valley

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Jarvis David Webster, 43, was arrested and booked into jail for DUI after previously being arrested for DUI earlier the same day.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

SAFFORD – A New Mexico man was arrested twice for DUI on the same day after retrieving his vehicle from a tow yard and driving after being instructed not to do so until he was sober.

Jarvis David Webster, 43, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on Sunday on DUI and reckless driving charges after previously being arrested for DUI earlier that same day.

According to a Safford Police report, Webster had been pulled over and arrested by Pima Police for DUI after allegedly admitting to drinking beer while he was in Tempe. While en route back to New Mexico, he was pulled over by Pima Police and arrested for DUI.

After being released from custody, he was given a ride to the Nutcracker Towing yard where his Honda Civic had been towed and was instructed to not drive until he was sober. About an hour later, however, Webster had paid the fee to release his car and was seen driving on U.S. Highway 70.

A Pima Police officer initially noticed the vehicle and recognized it from the earlier infraction. The officer then informed Safford Police and advised the driver, Webster, might still be under the influence while driving.

A Safford officer saw a black Honda Civic matching the description of Webster’s car traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 70 and saw that it did not have a license plate. The officer followed the car and observed that it was swerving within its own lane.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and upon contact Webster advised he had already been pulled over earlier that day for not having a license plate and was arrested for DUI. Webster denied consuming any alcohol after his initial arrest or using any other drugs. However, the Safford officer deemed Webster to still be under the influence of alcohol after initializing field sobriety tests.

Webster was then placed under arrest and taken into custody. When doing so, the officer also located a small amount of concentrate THC (cannabis). Webster, who advised he has a medical marijuana card, denied using any marijuana that day. Recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona and one no does not need a medical marijuana card to possess it or its concentrate form, however, just like alcohol, one can be charged with a DUI if found driving while impaired.

Webster was taken to the Safford Police Department, where a blood sample was taken for testing purposes. He was also given a portable breath test that registered his breath/alcohol level at .025.

He was then booked into jail on charges of DUI to the slightest degree, DUI-drug, and reckless driving. Since his car was parked in a public parking spot, it was not towed again.

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