FARMINGTON — A man suspected of drunken driving was arrested Saturday night after police said he crashed his car into a building at a Farmington apartment complex and fled.

Bryan Yazzie, a 21-year-old Shiprock man, was arrested for suspicion of DWI and other charges related to crashing a black Chevrolet Camero into a building at Coronado Apartments at 2626 Dustin Ave., in Farmington.

The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Farmington police Lt. Taft Tracy said.

Yazzie allegedly was driving north on Dustin when he crossed over the sidewalk and crashed into the building.

The car went through an archway at the entrance to the building and into one person's apartment, said Shelly Decker, the building manager.

Leonina Cowboy, an 18-year-old Farmington woman, and Ryan Charles, a 20-year-old Farmington man, were passengers in the car, police said.

All three people fled from the crash and were apprehended by police. An investigation revealed Yazzie was the driver, Tracy said.

Tracy said Yazzie failed a sobriety test and a blood-alcohol test showed he had a 0.13 blood-alcohol content. In New Mexico a person is considered to be driving under the influence if their blood-alcohol is 0.08 or higher.

There were no serious injuries in the crash.

Decker said a tenant was in her apartment at the time of the wreck.

The tenant, who could not be reached for comment, had taken her baby into the kitchen just before the car crashed into the living room, Decker said.


"She was terrified," Decker said. "She was right there when it happened."

The woman's room was the only part of the building that was uninhabitable because of the crash. The upstairs rooms in that complex are fine, she said.

Decker said she was not sure of the cost of the crash damage.

Yazzie has a pending DWI from December 2012, according to a state court website.

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