GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – McKinley County Sheriffs Office deputies in New Mexico responded to a crash early Sunday morning after a suspected drunk driver went crashing into a medical helicopter and fire truck on Highway 566 near Gallup.
Deputies said a landing zone for a medical transport helicopter had been set up by the fire department for transport of a patient from a separate crash on Navajo route 1149, when the reported drunk driver went around the barricade on Highway 566 crashing into the helicopter and fire truck.
The helicopter was unoccupied, not running and rotors were not spinning, according to McKinely County Sheriff’s Office.
McKinley County sheriff’s said the suspected drunk driver, now identified as 26-year-old Glenn Livingston of Gallup, has been arrested and is charged with aggravated DWI, resisting, evading and or obstructing an officer among other charges.
No injuries were reported at the time of the crash.
MCSO says all vehicles involved were rendered inoperable and towed from the crash scene.